SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to destruction in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Bopha, the USANA True Health Foundation (NYSE: USNA) today announced a $10,000 donation to aid victims of the disaster through the International Relief Teams (IRT). This is the second USANA True Health Foundation donation this year that has gone to support relief efforts in the Philippines.
"There are so many hands reaching out for help following this devastating storm," said USANA True Health Foundation President Elaine Pace. "We're relieved that USANA can be one of those hands that offers support. This is one of many reasons why we created this charity."
More than 180,000 people were left homeless after Typhoon Bopha, which brought heavy rains and winds of up to 110 mph across the large southern island of Mindanao. Local rescue crews are working now to overcome washed-out roads, bridges and downed power lines.
"In this early stage, it's difficult to know specifically what our donation is going to be used for," said USANA True Health Foundation board member and USANA Vice President Jim Bramble. "Whether it be food, water purification tablets or shelter, the point is that it doesn't really matter. The International Relief Team is an extraordinary organization to team up with, and I have no doubt our donation and resources will bring help to where it's needed the most."
For more information about the USANA True Health Foundation or to find out how you can donate, please visit USANAfoundation.org.
About USANA True Health Foundation: The USANA True Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA's founder, and USANA CEO Dave Wentz, to help expand and enhance USANA's on-going charitable efforts. Its mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need. USANA True Health Foundation has an active partnership with organizations such as HealthCorps and the Children's Hunger Fund, which share the same vision of making the world a happier and healthier place. Learn more at our website (www.USANAfoundation.org), follow us on Twitter (@USANAfoundation), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/USANAfoundation).
Elaine M. Pace, President
USANA True Health Foundation
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