Anne Duffy 360.513.4273
Three months after the devastating January 12th earthquake in Haiti, global financial institution JPMorgan Chase employees are teaming up in Miami to show tangible support for the children and families of Haiti, through international aid agency World Vision.
More than 100 local JPMorgan Chase employees from the Miami area will assemble 2,000 World Vision “Promise Packs” for the children of Haiti. Promise Packs are special backpacks filled with school supplies, basic personal hygiene items and a blanket. In addition, a personal note from each employee will be included in the backpack.
"Doing the right thing, helping our communities and responding to needs across the world is something employees of JPMorgan Chase have done for many years." George Acevedo, Senior Vice President, Chase Florida South Market Manager, "By working with World Vision, our employees in Miami will continue this tradition and help children recover from one of the worst natural disasters in recent memory, I want to encourage all of our employees to consider being involved."
The JPMorgan Chase Foundation recently gave World Vision a $150,000 grant to help its relief efforts.
Once assembled, the Promise Packs will be sent at the appropriate time to World Vision relief efforts and established programs in Haiti. In the last three months since the quake, World Vision has touched the lives of millions of children and families.
· Food distribution has reached over 1.5 million people;
· Water and sanitation services reach about 14,000 people each day
· Child-friendly spaced are attended by 3,000 children each week
Saturday, April 24, 2010
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
World Vision’s Miami Logistics Support Center
11401 NW 100th Rd.
Miami, FL 33178
On-site logistics contact: Jeff Eichenlaub, 631.219.8728 (cell)
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org/press.