I am proud to announce that Avon has stepped up to help those in need who have been affected by the tornadoes that have touched down the south. Here’s how:
Established to help every woman, every family and every community, Avon Cares provides mobile in-market relief to affected communities across Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
In response to the recent tornadoes in the Southern United States, Avon Products, Inc. has launched Avon Cares, a disaster relief program dedicated to providing local Avon Representatives, families, and communities with personal care items and a safe haven to gather in their times of need.
The Avon Cares program is deploying two 17-foot trailers making 65 stops in communities throughout the affected region, beginning in Tennessee and culminating in Mississippi. Avon will be giving away nearly 170,000 personal care products, including lip balm, shower gel, deodorant, and insect repellent, based on reported need by local residents. These care packages will be distributed to local Avon Representatives, families and communities. Avon Cares mobile vehicles will be a place to connect with family, friends and loved ones—in person or through computers and Wi-Fi which are available on-site.
According to the National Weather Service, it is estimated that more than 300 tornadoes touched down in the Southern U.S. during the month of April, resulting in a death toll of reportedly over 250 people.
“Disaster relief has long been a critical component of Avon’s philanthropy,” said Jorge Martinez-Quiroga, Avon’s Senior Vice President & President of North America. “We believe it is our responsibility as a global corporate citizen to lend our support to the relief efforts aiding local Avon Representatives and their communities.”
The Avon Cares in-market program launched today May 23, 2011 and will continue through June 17, 2011 and is dedicated to using products, people and resources to help those in need.
For more information, and a schedule of stops, go to
http://www.facebook.com/AvonProductsInc?sk=app_188308831197082 and click on the 125th Tab.