Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) December 29, 2004
Vitamin Angel Alliance has issued a call for massive children's vitamin donations to help victims of the recent Southeast Asian Earthquake and Tsunamis. To help stave off starvation, and lessen the likelihood of epidemics and disease, Vitamin Angels is working with a consortium of companies in the natural products and pharmaceutical industries to help bring in emergency nutritional supplies to this region.
Vitamin Angels in partnership with their sister organization, Direct Relief International and other relief colleagues is working to consolidate vitamin shipments that will begin being flown in along with medical supplies as early as this week.
"We're now talking with medical personnel who are asking for liquid childrenÂs multiple vitamins and children's chewable multis, to help the children who were affected by this disaster." said Howard B. Schiffer, Vitamin Angel Alliance President. "Vitamin Angels knows what an impact basic nutrition can have and in a disaster relief situation, the importance is even more profound. This morning we learned that Fed Ex has offered to donate a plane and logistics to Direct Relief, so transportation is not an issue. We just have to gather the vitamin supplements and prepare them for shipment."
Vitamin Angel Alliance is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing basic nutrition and fighting vitamin A deficiency childhood blindness around the world since 1994. Last year Vitamin Angels donated 16.2 million supplements to people in need in 45 countries around the world.
"We never get to choose when a natural disaster will strike" said Schiffer, "But we always get to choose how we will respond."
For more information go to: http://www.vitaminangel.org
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