Kearny, NJ (September 7, 2005) - In response to hurricane Katrina's widespread damage throughout the Gulf Coast, Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. has donated nutritional supplies to Vitamin Angel Alliance, a non-profit charity organization dedicated to providing basic nutrition around the world, to aid victims of the disaster.
'Our hope is that by donating nutritional supplements, it will reduce or alleviate further illness or death, caused by hurricane Katrina," said Bruce McAdams, Senior Vice President of Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc. 'Those affected are not eating correctly and the conditions are ripe for disease. Basic nutrients are needed to survive. With the help of Vitamin Angel Alliance, we are shipping nutritional supplements to where they are needed."
In an effort to help stave off malnutrition and lessen the likelihood of widespread infection and disease, Vitamin Angel Alliance will begin shipping large amounts of nutritional donations into Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as early as this week. Last year alone, Vitamin Angel Alliance shipped 23.4 million supplements to over 40 countries throughout the world, including to South Asia's tsunami victims.
'We can get the shipment to the victims in a matter of days," said Howard Schiffer, Vitamin Angel Alliance President. 'So many companies step up to the plate during disasters by donating nutritional and medical supplies. Pharmachem Laboratories is always generous and consistently one of the first companies to reach out and help during disasters such as the tsunami, and the health crisis affecting Tibetan children. When the news broke on the severe famine in Niger and the surrounding region, Pharmachem immediately volunteered to provide assistance before they were asked."
'Our intention is to keep the warehouse full so we can help those affected by this disaster stay healthy during the coming months," said Schiffer. 'We're all in this together. The only real insurance in any natural disaster is human kindness and generosity. This is when we see the best part of humanity."
Pharmachem Laboratories, Kearny, NJ, develops supplies and manufactures a variety of high-quality, efficacious food ingredients under the strictest quality control. For more information, call 1-800-526-0609 or visit www.pharmachemlabs.com
Vitamin Angel Alliance (www.vitaminangel.org) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing basic nutrition to people in need since 1994. Vitamin Angel Alliance responds to the most pressing health concerns identified by the communities requesting its assistance. Nutritional products are contributed 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. Last year Vitamin Angels donated 23.4 million supplements to people in need in 40 countries around the world. To learn more, visit www.vitaminangel.org.
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