January 25, 2010
I am writing you regarding the current situation in Haiti. This has been a terrible tragedy over the last ten days that has unfolded for the entire world to see. I want you to know that we have a responsibility as individual people to help in any way that we can. There has been tremendous loss of life and tremendous devastation and it is incumbent on us to help if we can find a way to do so for the people who are affected. In that regard, I want to encourage each of you to be involved in any way you deem appropriate, whether it’s with a community group, your local church, or an agency you interact with and have helped support other causes in the past. In those situations where our customers have asked us to help them raise awareness among their employees we are participating, as they deem necessary.
I also want you to know that the company has donated $5,000 to Save the Children which is an international organization that has a role in Haiti and has been working in Haiti since 1988 with children. We will watch the situation as it unfolds. As you probably all are aware there has been a tremendous outpouring of supplies and help, so much so that it is difficult to get all of the help on the ground in Haiti as we speak. We will keep an eye as a company and we hope you will as well as individuals as the situation continues and we will and we will help in any way we feel we appropriately can.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the people and with the country of Haiti in this terrible time and we urge you all to be sensitive, to be kind, and to do all that you can to help in any way you can.
Thank you very much!
President & CEO