CORAL GABLES, Fla.,
Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The
historic flooding in Louisiana has
left over 60,000 homes damaged and resulted in thousands of people
losing everything according to the American Red Cross. One Banana wanted to do something to show
support and help the many families affected in the flooded areas.
Immediately after the catastrophe, One
Banana began to look for an aid organization that could
quickly mobilize and deliver aid to families in need. Convoy of
Hope was the organization selected, and One
Banana is pleased to announce today that they have partnered
with the Convoy of Hope Disaster Services Team.
One Banana donated $10,000 to help alleviate the suffering of the
families affected by the floods. "We are working with
partners in the area and plan to stay in full distribution mode for
the next several days," says Hal
Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. "Once
the immediate needs have been met, we can start debris removal and
cleanup operations." To date, Convoy of Hope has sent 41
truckloads to the affected areas, serving nearly 40,000 people.
"When choosing a partner, we wanted to make sure all of our aid
went directly to the affected area. We also wanted to support an
organization that believes in quickly getting 'boots on the ground'
to aid disaster victims personally and directly," stated
Bernhard Roehrs, One Banana
Corporate Director. One Banana has a long history of
providing aid in times of disaster, last May helping victims of the
Ecuador earthquake through the Red
For more information about One
Banana please visit www.onebananas.com.
ABOUT ONE BANANA
ONE BANANA is a family-owned
company with operations in the United
Europe, Peru, Mexico
and Ecuador. It has emerged as a
leader in socially responsible and environmentally sustainable
farming. The Company has implemented rigorously developed workplace
safety standards, the latest water conservation and rainwater
collection technologies, and industry-leading worker benefits. ONE
Banana's corporate social responsibility projects include providing
access to medical clinics, nutritional programs, and education that
have benefited more than 19,000 people, across twelve rural
communities in Guatemala.
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