Raleign, NC (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has joined forces with Stop Hunger Now to aid victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The company is donating $25,000 to help Stop Hunger Now ship 100,000 packaged meals to the Philippines. BNY Mellon will also match donations made by its employees toward the Typhoon Haiyan relief effort .
"It has been so difficult to witness the catastrophic losses experienced by the victims and their families of Typhoon Haiyan,” said Steve Lackey, Chairman of BNY Mellon’s Asia-Pacific region. “Our thoughts are with our local staff, their families and countrymen during this difficult time,"
Stop Hunger Now is shipping one million meals to the Philippines as part of ongoing disaster relief operations in response to the devastation as a result of Typhoon Haiyan. The first container with 285,120 meals departed Nov. 13, 2013, and additional containers of meals will be shipped over the next few days. In addition to meals, Stop Hunger Now is organizing the shipment of other critical supplies such as medicine, medical supplies, water filters and hygiene kits. The Stop Hunger Now Malaysia affiliate also is providing on-the-ground assistance to the storm-ravaged area.
Stop Hunger Now has a track record of providing meals in response to disasters. After the earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Stop Hunger Now shipped more than 8 million meals to support relief efforts.
Over the past three years, BNY Mellon and its employees around the globe have donated more than US$100 million and in 2012 alone volunteered more than 50,000 hours, helping their local communities. Learn more about BNY Mellon’s philanthropic programs at http://www.bnymellon.com/csr.
To make a donation to support disaster relief in the Philippines, visit http://www.stophungernow.org.
About Stop Hunger Now
In 2013 Stop Hunger Now is celebrating its 15th anniversary its ongoing work to create a movement to end hunger. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. In its efforts to respond to emergency needs around the world Stop Hunger Now receives and distributes significant donations of in-kind aid. These donations are large quantities of food, medicines, medical supplies and other such items as may be of use in fighting hunger and providing relief in a crisis. For more information, visit http://www.stophungernow.org.
About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of September 30, 2013, BNY Mellon had $27.4 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.5 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on http://www.bnymellon.com, or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.