With funds that Stevens Worldwide Van Lines is donating to World Vision, earthquake victims in Haiti could have bed nets for 834 families or 100 days worth of clean water for 750 families.
Stevens is pleased to announce that the efforts of agents, customers and staff have resulted in a $15,000 donation to World Vision – an international humanitarian organization.
World Vision had hundreds of people in Haiti at the time of the earthquake and significantly increased the number of workers there since. The charity reports that it has provided help to nearly 1.8 million people since the earthquake.
Shortly after the January earthquake, Stevens committed to make a donation for each interstate and international move booked during a designated period of time. Some Stevens agents also opted to make contributions for the local moves they registered during the time frame.
Although a few months have passed since the earthquake, the needs remain and evolve. While some rebuilding has begun, much more remains and the thousands injured require continuing medical care. Concerns also revolve around the upcoming rainy season in Haiti. With already crowded and unsanitary conditions for the many homeless and injured, the rain will increase risks with danger of malaria, dengue fever and other waterborne diseases. World Vision is continuing its work to provide clean water and cooking supplies, hygiene supplies and medical provisions.
Stevens employees at its headquarters and several other locations also made personal contributions to the relief efforts through workplace initiatives like “Jeans Days,” in which staff pay a fee for the opportunity to wear denim on designated days.