The Southeast Produce Council announced Nov. 18 that it has donated $10,000 to support relief efforts in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. It is estimated that nearly 4,000 Filipinos have been killed by this storm and that millions have been left homeless with no food or drinking water.
"I recall our Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005 and how our entire membership pulled together to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables as well as bottled water to the families along our Gulf Coast," David Sherrod, vice president and chair of the SPC's Community Outreach Committee, said in a press release. "We didn't have an abundance of available funds back then, but the council has continued to grow and we are pleased to be able to make this donation to the families in the Philippines."
The donation was made to Samaritans Purse International Relief, based in Boone, NC.
"We thank all of our members for their continued support," SPC Executive Director Terry Vorhees said in the release. "This donation is made possible by all who make up the SPC family."