Young Living recently partnered with the American Red Cross, raising $100,000 in combined corporate, member and employee contributions to support relief efforts in Nepal.
Travis Ogden, Chief Operating Officer, is proud of this example of sharing and caring – two of the main driving forces behind the Young Living lifestyle: “The generous and immediate response from our members was astounding. Young Living has always been much more than a product company, and together with our members, we stand committed to helping those in need.”
“We are so grateful to Utahns and businesses like Young Living Essential Oils for supporting our efforts in Nepal to help so many that have been devastated by this disaster. The public can be reassured that 91 cents of every dollar donated will be spent on relief and recovery efforts,” said Heidi Ruster, Red Cross Utah Region CEO.
Read Travis Ogden’s full letter below:
Dear Young Living Members,
This letter is a heartfelt thank you to all our members, who continue to inspire us daily. Your generosity and willingness to help those in need has truly moved all of us here at corporate headquarters. As of today, through our combined corporate, member, and employee donations, we have contributed $100,000 to the American Red Cross Nepal relief efforts, and you helped make that happen.
When we heard about the first catastrophic earthquake in Nepal, we immediately contacted the American Red Cross to privately donate to support relief efforts already on the ground. Letters from you, our amazing members, poured in, asking how you could help be a part of this effort. We then decided to publically create a combined member and corporate initiative. Within 15 hours of the Red Cross/ Young Living donation site going live, our members and employees had already donated more than $25,000. Throughout the week, the donations from members and employees continued to pour in, totaling close to $50,000. We are proud to say that the combined Young Living corporate, member, and employee donations together equal $100,000 to help the people of Nepal rebuild their lives.
The immediate outpouring of support from our members overwhelms us. It is heart-warming to see how quickly and selflessly everyone joined together to provide resources for those in need. This truly represents the core values of Young Living and the foundation on which we continue to build the company.
We thank each and every member and employee for their contribution and commitment to helping those in need. We’re very saddened by the news of the second earthquake in Nepal, and our prayers go out to those who are dealing with the aftermath. We encourage you to continue supporting the American Red Cross and their valiant efforts in Nepal.
Thank you for your generous support,
Chief Operating Officer
Young Living Essential Oils