Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 2005 – Jarrow Formulas®, Inc., a nutrition industry pioneer headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, has donated 20,000 bottles of vitamins – 10,000 each of its Women’s Multi and Kid’s Multi – to the Vitamin Angel Alliance for victims of the recent hurricanes and earthquake.
“The earthquake in Pakistan and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma have devastated millions in these regions,” says Peilin Guo, Vice President of Functional Foods for Jarrow Formulas. “Victims suffered unimaginable loss and are at great health risk as well. Children, in particular, are suffering from malnutrition. Inadequate levels of nutrients, especially vitamins and minerals, make children susceptible to debilitating diseases and greatly increase morbidity and mortality.”
The Vitamin Angel Alliance is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization created in 1994 to fight malnutrition and childhood blindness around the world. Vitamin Angel provides health education and nutritional supplements to individuals, families, and communities that are medically underserved or at risk of a specific condition or illness. Nutritional products are donated to the Alliance by an ever enlarging association of Vitamin Angels — a consortium of nutritional supplement manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. These goods are then donated to charitable health care facilities and programs located in countries across the globe including the United States. The Vitamin Angel Alliance responds to the most pressing health concerns identified by the communities requesting assistance. The organization also gives healthcare providers and community members information and nutritional supplements to help them counteract the devastating consequences of poverty and inadequate food resources.
Jarrow Formulas’ associates have also donated clothing and money to the disaster relief efforts. “Jarrow Formulas and its associates have really opened their hearts to the people that have suffered so much,” says Mark Becker, Director, Advertising/Communications for the company. “We want to do everything in our power to help.”
Jarrow Formulas®, Inc. is a nutritional supplement formulator and marketer founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1988. The company markets its products throughout the United States and internationally in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and Latin America. The company offers a complete line of nutritional products that includes vitamins, minerals, probiotics, standardized herbal concentrates, amino acids, enzymes and enteral nutrition formulations. Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is active in regulatory affairs, helping to maintain American’s rights to free access to dietary supplements. Its products are manufactured by Jarrow Industries Incorporated, a pharmaceutical quality facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA. For more information, contact Mark Becker, Director, Advertising/Communications toll free at (800) 726-0886 or access the Jarrow Formulas Web site at www.Jarrow.com.