Here’s what I jacked from the press release:
Celebrity sisters and Pastry shoe brand entrepreneurs, Vanessa and Angela Simmons, announced their commitment to provide assistance through official Haiti earthquake relief efforts. The powerful earthquake struck Haiti on January 12 and was centered about 15-miles from the nationâ€™s capital, Port Au Prince, causing an estimated 100,000 deaths countrywide.
With nearly 50 percent of Haitiâ€™s population under the age of 18, a donation of Pastry shoes, as well as clothing, will be delivered to the local children. â€œBeing able to give Pastry shoes and clothes to these kids during such a devastating and critical time is our way of helping and showing support when itâ€™s needed most,â€ shared Angela Simmons.
Contributors to the creation of the popular and successful Pastry brand, the Simmonsâ€™ humanitarian efforts will help fulfill the needs of Haitiâ€™s youth who have had their homes destroyed and are without shelter. Vanessa Simmons stated, â€œWe can all do something to help. Pastry has chosen to give Haitiâ€™s kids who are displaced and vulnerable to this heart-breaking situation. We pray that they will overcome this unfortunate and horrible tragedy.â€
Working in conjunction with the American Red Cross, Pastryâ€™s donation of sneakers and apparel addresses the urgent need to aid earthquake survivors who have lost their belongings. For children seeking shelter and protection from the elements, the Pastry shoe donation offers sustenance and warmth.
â€œWeâ€™re encouraging all Pastry shoe fans and loyalists to contribute and donate to the Haiti earthquake relief efforts,â€ responded Vanessa. â€œIf each of us do our part, we can make a big difference together,â€ concluded Angela.
Pastry will continue its corporate social responsibility by actively monitoring developing outcomes in Haiti and adjusting future donations accordingly. â€œYou donâ€™t just give and call it a day,â€ claimed Angela. â€œWatching and learning about other ways that we can help, especially in this time of need, is just part of doing the right thing for others.â€
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