Alexandria, VA:– Over the weekend of April 24th, The Salvation Army World Service Organization (SAWSO) and Numana, Inc. reached a milestone in their partnership. Ten million meals have been packed to help the people of Haiti receive life sustaining nourishment.
Meals are being packaged by volunteers at mass events throughout United States. The events of April 24-25 in San Francisco saw 1.019 million meals packaged in one day. The packing in Champaign-Urbana saw another 1.012 million meals prepared, while the packing in New London, CT, saw 269,016 meals packaged, ready to be shipped.
Lt. Colonel Dan Starrett, Executive Director for SAWSO, said, “We are amazed at the amount of volunteers that have come along side Numana, Inc. and The Salvation Army in this partnership. There are many who have volunteered to help the people of Haiti who never would have thought to volunteer before.”
Since the January 12, 2010, earthquake that devastated the country of Haiti, more than 72,000 volunteers have come together as caring communities to feed those devastated
Numana, Inc. meals have four components: Rice, soy, freeze-dried vegetables with chicken flavoring, and 21 vitamins targeted to help the immune system. Rice and beans are also being shipped, as they are a staple food to Haitians.
Numana, Inc. packing events for SAWSO have been planned through May. To check on a Numana, Inc. packing event, please look to www.numanainc.com.