February 8, 2010
Many of you have asked if the Voss Foundation is doing anything to help Haitian earthquake victims. Since our mission focuses our work in Sub-Saharan Africa, we do not have appropriate Caribbean contacts to make an effective impact ourselves. However, our friends at Voss water have made an important contribution of pure water. Their water donation, in partnership with the Harris Rosen Foundation, provides vital immediate relief for both the aid workers and affected Hatians. You can read more about Voss’ donation below:
Voss shares the concern expressed by many of our customers and employees about the recent disaster in Haiti. On January 12 a series of earthquakes with magnitude 6.5 to 7.3 struck the highly-populated area around Port-au-Prince. These quakes, which have taken many lives and destroyed hospitals, schools and numerous other buildings, are reportedly the strongest to occur in Haiti in 200 years. Thousands of victims need urgent relief. Voss is working with Orlando based Harris Rosen Foundation, which has a long and distinguished record of philanthropic achievement. Founded by hotelier Harris Rosen, president and COO of Rosen Hotels & Resorts, the foundation is coordinating a Haitian outreach program with a goal of raising $1 million. All of the contributions received by the Harris Rosen Foundation will go toward relief, rebuild and sustainability efforts. Voss has partnered with the foundation to provide clean drinking water to the victims and has sent VOSS water to Haiti.
We appreciate the support and concern of our customers and employees and are encouraging everybody to contribute to relief efforts.