At Youngevity Be The Change, we’re committed to helping the people and communities that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. From August 29 to September 1, the profits from all Youngevity Be The Change product purchases were donated to support Red Cross relief efforts on behalf of our distributors and customers. But to fully understand the importance of these contributions, you first have to understand the staggering impact of Hurricane Harvey itself.
Harvey Leaves Unprecedented Path of Destruction
During a six-day period, Harvey dumped a record 51 inches of rain over Texas and Louisiana, causing an unparalleled $75 billion in damage. Yet nothing compares to the toll it took on so many of our fellow Americans. With 72,000 people rescued and an estimated 450,000 victims in need of assistance, Harvey is truly unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
Youngevity Be The Change Foundation and The American Red Cross
Given the truly massive scope of Harvey’s impact, the American Red Cross needs all the help it can get. That’s why we’re so proud that the profits donated to The Red Cross from our Youngevity Be The Change products can be designated specifically by region. So, when Harvey jumped from Texas to Louisiana, we were still there when people needed us most. It’s also important to note that 94 percent of Red Cross efforts are volunteer-based and 91 cents of every dollar it spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs. We’re not aware of any other charity that does this.
It’s All About Community
As with all great charities, it’s people that truly make a difference and that means becoming part of the cause on a community level. From mending fences to offering a simple smile, our associates, customers and friends are ready to roll up their sleeves and work alongside each other to help people rebuild their lives.
This level of support is especially important now, as this year is proving to be particularly challenging for the American Red Cross. Our nation’s first responder in times of tragedy faces tornados, fires, floods and now hurricanes that are impacting people around the globe. In short, the Red Cross desperately needs our help and Youngevity Be The Change offers the perfect opportunity to make a difference. And our efforts are certainly being felt in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
In fact, Red Cross senior executive, Harvey Johnson, was kind enough to say that “Thanks to your generosity, those fleeing their homes found a safe, dry place to stay, nourishment and warmth, and emotional support during this traumatic time.”
Mr. Johnson has also shared some images and stories of the people who braved life-threatening conditions to find shelter from the storm.
How to Get Involved
We encourage all distributors to band together with their teams to make an impact, including donating products, delivering meals and water, and cleaning debris with their local Red Cross. If you haven’t already, please consider purchasing a designated Youngevity Be The Change Product. All profits from all product purchases are donated to the Foundation, which then go towards helping those in need through our family of charities, including the American Red Cross.