Today marks the anniversary of one of the worst humanitarian tragedies in recent history. In January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck just 25 kilometers from Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital and largest city. Anyone who reads the news will remember the searing images of widespread devastation. The global community reacted with an immediate outpouring of aid. Still, even 2 years later, the country has not recovered entirely from either the 2010 earthquake nor from the decades of corrupted rule and endemic malnutrition that have historically wracked the island nation.
2 Degrees and its customers are doing their part to support the people of Haiti. In observance of Haiti’s ongoing need, we are launching regional Whole Food promotions in Florida, the South, and the mid-Atlantic region. Bars will be on sale for 2 dollars from January 19th to February 2nd. Purchases of these promotional 2 Degrees bars will specifically trigger the distribution of an industry-standard Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to a malnourished child in Haiti via Partners in Health (PIH), which has over 30 years of experience working on the ground in Haiti.
We at 2 Degrees have a lot of respect for the resiliency of the Haitian people. Let’s work together to support them in this new year.