PepsiCo Foundation And Disaster Relief Partners Respond To Urgent Need In
Philippines Following Devastating Super Typhoon
PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2013
PURCHASE, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In response to the devastation
and destruction to the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan, the PepsiCo Foundation
is donating USD $1 million to support disaster relief and recovery efforts.
The company is partnering with four relief agency partners to deliver this
aid: American Red Cross International Response Fund, Give2Asia, Habitat for
Humanity International and Save the Children.
"Over the last few days, we have seen heartbreaking scenes from the
Philippines caused by this historic typhoon. Our thoughts and prayers are
with the millions of people affected by this devastating storm," said Indra
Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo. "As a committed member of the Filipino
community, PepsiCo is bringing its resources and its partners together to help
in this time of incredible need. We will be there for the Filipino people as
they respond to and recover from this natural disaster."
The immediate needs following a typhoon are significant, as are those during
recovery in the months and years following such a disaster. Each PepsiCo
Foundation partner provides expertise in disaster relief in the aftermath and
long-term rebuilding of impacted communities throughout the Philippines.
Through the American Red Cross, the PepsiCo Foundation is supporting the
Philippine Red Cross, whose volunteer rescue and relief teams are providing
assistance in the hardest hit communities, including search and rescue efforts
and distribution of food and relief supplies. The $250,000 Foundation grant
supports the American Red Cross's deployment of disaster relief specialists
and equipment to the Philippines.
The PepsiCo Foundation is providing a $250,000 grant to Give2Asia, a social
enterprise that is strongly positioned to identify local Filipino partners and
agencies through its field team in Manila. These local agencies can meet the
most urgent needs for relief in the short and long term.
A $250,000 grant will be given to Habitat for Humanity International to help
in the production and distribution of thousands of clean-up kits and shelter
repair kits. The shelter repair kits will contain tools and materials that can
be used by families to repair their homes, allowing them to leave emergency
shelters as soon as possible.
Save the Children, which has been working in the Philippines since 1981, will
be providing essential relief and recovery supplies, such as kits for shelter,
household and hygiene, which children and families need during their time of
greatest vulnerability. A $250,000 PepsiCo Foundation grant will kick-start
Save the Children's global appeal for support to quickly scale up humanitarian
relief for children and families in the Philippines.
The PepsiCo Foundation will collaborate with agency partners over the coming
months to assess the deployment of the relief committed and potential needs in
In addition to the Foundation grants, PepsiCo's local partners, Pepsi-Cola
Products Philippines, Inc. and exclusive national foods distributor Benby
Enterprises, are mobilizing to identify needs, including product and logistics
support, amid the significant infrastructure damage.
The PepsiCo Foundation has a long-standing history of working with these
relief partners to help communities that have suffered as a result of natural
disaster. From hurricanes in Haiti and the United States, to earthquakes in
Japan and China, to floods in Missouri and the Philippines, PepsiCo and these
agencies have come together to provide the support necessary to overcome the
initial disaster and to help rebuild communities.
PepsiCo Relief Partners
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to
victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches
skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports
military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit
organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American
public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org
or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
Give2Asia makes international grant making safe, effective, and impactful.
Since its founding in 2001 by The Asia Foundation, Give2Asia has raised $237
million in gifts and donations from corporate, foundation, and individual
donors for community partners in Asia. Give2Asia has demonstrated its
effectiveness in serving the needs of international philanthropy with its
on-the-ground presence, knowledge of diverse social and economic conditions,
and the expert matching of donor interests with innovative and effective
grantees.Give2Asia has responded to over 40 disasters in Asia, including five
in the Philippines.
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a
decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable
housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty,
Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or
preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent
and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable
families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as
their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization,
Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races,
religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate
or volunteer, visit habitat.org.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in
need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to
inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve
immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health,
education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize
rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict
and natural disasters.
PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than
$65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more
than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses – Quaker,
Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola – make hundreds of enjoyable
foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are
united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a
healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more
successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with
Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages from
treats to healthy eats; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the
environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to
provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and
invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information,
About the PepsiCo Foundation
Established in 1962, the PepsiCo Foundation is the philanthropic anchor of
PepsiCo, responsible for providing charitable contributions to eligible
non-profit organizations. The Foundation is committed to developing
sustainable partnerships and programs in underserved regions that provide
opportunities for improved health, environment and education. For more
information, please visit: http://www.pepsico.com/Purpose/Global-Citizenship.
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