November 12th, 2013
Following the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan, Johnson & Johnson has been working through our partners to offer support to those affected. Below is an excerpt of a message sent to all Johnson & Johnson employees from our Corporate Contributions team.
What has been described as one of the strongest storms in recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan (known as Yolanda locally), battered the central Philippine islands of Leyte and Samar on November 8 with winds of up to 235 miles per hour followed by devastating storm surges that washed away homes and lives.
We are relieved and grateful to know that all of our employees are safe, but heartbroken that so many people in the region have lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods.
Through our disaster relief partners, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies has already mobilized pre-positioned disaster relief supplies to help the people of the Philippines. Direct Relief International (@DirectRelief), AmeriCares (@AmeriCares), and Heart to Heart International (@Heart_to_Heart) are moving swiftly to deliver donated medical supplies, hygiene kits and personal care products.
As the recovery begins, we will work together with our partners to determine next steps and mobilize the best possible support for the millions of people impacted by the storm.