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Morinda donates appliances to Tahitian families affected by flooding
Following a recent natural disaster, relief efforts in Tahiti demonstrated the best of the human spirit
Tahiti has given so much to Morinda. In fact, if there was no Tahiti, there would be no Morinda. So, when a flooding crisis recently hit Tahiti, Morinda employees took the opportunity to give back to those in need.
Tahiti received a record-breaking amount of rain at the end of January, leading to heavy flooding. The island was declared to be in a state of natural disaster as roads were damaged by landslides, bridges were destroyed, and the international airport was shut down for several days. More than 6,000 homes were without power for a time, but even worse, more than 800 homes were destroyed.
Employees at Morinda’s Tahitian manufacturing plant sprang to action. Thanks to the efforts of local employees Hine and Scott Tuitupou, as well as the financial support of Morinda in the United States, the company was able to provide 45 major household appliances to those in need. These appliances included washing machines, refrigerators and stoves.
"We were devastated to hear about the recent disaster in our homeland," said Kerry Asay, Morinda Founder and Chief Executive Officer. "We want to do all we can to help the people of Tahiti during this difficult time."
"We have an ongoing relationship with organizations focused on benefitting Tahiti," said Kelly Olsen, Morinda Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. "We want to give back to the island that gave so much to us."
Morinda wishes the best for those affected by the flooding in Tahiti.