Business and nonprofit join together to aid families in need
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., – Niagara Bottling, LLC and Feed the Children have joined together to provide disaster relief to Louisiana families affected by the recent flooding. Niagara Bottling, LLC has generously donated 17 semitruck loads of its life-sustaining water for relief efforts, equating to nearly a million bottles of water.
Historic flooding began plaguing Louisiana earlier this month. So far, 13 fatalities have been reported and an estimated 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance. The U.S. Coast Guard, National Guard, local emergency responders and even neighbors have helped rescue more than 30,000 residents and 1,400 pets. Niagara Bottling, LLC donated this water to help those affected by this major natural disaster.
“Because of the generosity and readiness of Niagara Bottling, Feed the Children is able to aid families who need help during this crisis,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO. “Together, we can provide assistance to the resilient residents of Louisiana.”
About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.