Nu Skin Enterprises' Distributors and Employees
Provide Immediate Support for Tsunami Relief Efforts
January 13, 2005 - Nu Skin Enterprises has joined with its worldwide distributor force and employees in providing critical short-term and long-term support for those affected by the recent tsunami in South Asia. Working with its non-profit partners, Feed the Children, the Seacology Foundation and the International Red Cross, the company's Nourish the Children initiative and Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation have already donated $1 million dollars of food and monetary donations to the relief efforts. With contributions continuing to be pledged by distributors and employees, the company expects these donations to easily reach over $1.5 million in the coming months.
"Like people everywhere, Nu Skin Enterprises' distributors and employees were dismayed by the scope of the tragedy in South Asia and continue to provide relief for those devastated by this extraordinary event," said Truman Hunt, president and chief executive officer. "While we focus on being a force for good each day in our business, it's an awesome feeling to be part of a global organization that is able to respond so quickly with an outpouring of life-saving assistance."
The Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation
The Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation, the company's registered charitable organization, announced a fund-raising effort to collect donations for disaster relief and recovery by offering to match personal contributions from each of its regional markets. An initial Foundation grant was issued to the International Red Cross for hygiene kits and health services for emotional trauma to assist with the organization's immediate relief needs. For more information on the International Red Cross' relief efforts, go to www.redcross.org. Also, this week, Nu Skin Enterprises Senior Vice President, Sandie Tillotson presented a grant to one of the Force for Good Foundation partners, the Seacology Foundation, to assist in its direct relief and long-term assistance to four communities in this region: Kiralakele, Sri Lanka; Kendhoo Island, The Maldives; Trang Province, Thailand; and Kadachange Village, Andaman Islands. Seacology's tsunami relief fund is aimed at rebuilding the local economies and infrastructure of these four villages. Seacology is the world's premier nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with the sole and unique purpose of preserving the environments and cultures of islands throughout the globe. For more information on the Seacology Foundation, go to www.seacology.org.