ST. LOUIS, September 22, 2022 – As Hurricane Fiona moves north and first responders continue search and rescue efforts in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, Nestlé Purina announced a $25,000 grant to Greater Good Charities to support the global nonprofit’s crisis response to the catastrophic damage the storm caused this week. Purina’s donation will enable Greater Good Charities to send food and supplies to the millions of people and pets who have been impacted.
"Our hearts go out to the people and pets in Puerto Rico, many who have been displaced and are still without electricity or running water as a result of Hurricane Fiona that swept through the Caribbean earlier this week,” said Kim Beardslee, Director of Community Affairs. "Purina has a long history of supporting communities in the wake of natural disasters, and we’re proud to support Greater Good Charities’ life-saving work during this time of great need.”
Purina partner, Greater Good Charities, is working with organizations on the ground in Puerto Rico, responding to the catastrophic flooding, mudslides, and power outages across the U.S. territory. The organization is sending in four truckloads of Purina pet food, pharmaceuticals, and Good Packs with survival supplies and comfort items, to those in need.
In times of natural disaster, Purina provides timely support to people and pets in need by working with nonprofit partners to deliver pet supplies and funding to areas that are being impacted. Since 2017, Purina has given more than $400,000 and nearly 700,000 pounds of Purina pet food and cat litter to support victims of natural disasters across the United States.
To learn more about causes Purina supports, visit www.purina.com/about-purina/partnerships.
Nestlé Purina PetCare creates richer lives for pets and the people who love them. Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically based nutritional innovations. Purina manufactures some of the world's most trusted and popular pet care products, including Purina ONE, Pro Plan, Fancy Feast and Tidy Cats. Our more than 8,700 U.S. associates take pride in our trusted pet food, treat and litter brands that feed 51 million dogs and 65 million cats every year. More than 500 Purina scientists, veterinarians, and pet care experts ensure our commitment to unsurpassed quality and nutrition.
Purina promotes responsible pet care through our scientific research, our products and our support for pet-related organizations. Over the past five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million towards organizations that bring, and keep, people and pets together, as well as those that help our communities and environment thrive.
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About Greater Good Charities
Greater Good Charities is a 501(c)(3) global nonprofit organization that works to help people, pets, and the planet by mobilizing in response to need and amplifying the good. Greater Good Charities, with a 100/100 rating on Charity Navigator, has provided more than $475 million in impact, including cash grants, in-kind supplies, and programmatic support, to charitable partners in 121 countries since 2007. To learn more about how Greater Good Charities is amplifying the good across the globe, please visit greatergood.org or follow Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok.