Purina Aids in Midwest Relief Efforts
Purina donated $25,000 to help people and their pets impacted by tornados and flooding in the Midwest.
Purina has donated $25,000 to help those who have been impacted by recent flooding and tornados in the Midwest. The money, donated to GreaterGood.org, will be distributed to nonprofit organizations across the region that are helping communities in need. Specifically, the funds will cover expenses related to the rescue efforts, such as supplies, medications, transportation costs and cleanup efforts.
“Our hearts go out to the families and pets being affected by these natural disasters,” said Bill Etling, director of Purina public relations and community affairs. “We have multiple manufacturing plants and sales offices across the Midwest, including our headquarters in St. Louis, so this hits close to home. We have a long history of supporting communities across the country, and we are prepared to send additional aid as flooding threatens more than 10 states across the region.”
This donation is in addition to multiple efforts Purina has already made to assist those affected by the recent tornado and flood. The company provided the Humane Society of Missouri with more than 1,500 pounds of Purina dog and cat food and 4,000 pounds of Tidy Cats litter to aid in the Golden City Emergency Management operations in Missouri.
The Humane Society of Missouri deployed their emergency response trailer to aid pet owners across the state in late May, and Purina will continue to stock the trailer with pet food and litter for pet owners in need.
Purina also donated an additional 2,000 pounds of Purina dog and cat food and 2,000 pounds of Tidy Cats litter to support animal search and rescue teams following the flooding in Oklahoma.
In 2018, Purina donated $60,000 and more than 60,000 pounds of pet food and litter to support victims of natural disasters across the United States.