Our hearts go out to those who have been impacted by Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and Virginia this September. The destruction caused by this powerful hurricane has disrupted many lives, including Aveda Artists, salons and salon owners, their loved ones and so many of our beloved clients. Here’s how we’re helping with relief efforts, and how you can help too!
Every year during Earth Month, we raise funds for our partner, Global Greengrants, via the sale of the Light the Way candle. Some of these funds are set aside in what is called a “Donor Advised Fund.” We’re able to make donations through this fund whenever necessary, especially in the event of natural disasters. Here’s how we directed funds in the wake of Hurricane Florence:
We sent $10,000 to Save the Children, a long-time Aveda partner, to provide immediate relief packages including clean water, food and hygiene supplies for children and their families. To learn more about their important work or make a donation yourself, visit Save the Children.
We’ve also sent $10,000 to Waterkeeper Alliance to support flood relief efforts throughout the Carolinas. Their rapid response team is running investigations and collecting data by foot, boat, and flight to address the water quality impacts of Hurricane Florence. To learn more about what they do or to make a donation, visit Waterkeeper Alliance.
We’re keeping everyone impacted by these disasters in our thoughts.