Recently I read a blog about whether a company should make announcements about its charitable giving.
On the one hand, it can look like that company is patting itself on the back for its generosity. On the other hand, those types of announcements increase awareness of the needs out there and perhaps influence other people to make donations.
The writer of that blog concluded that it is perfectly OK for a company to announce its charitable giving, as long as they keep the emphasis on the need and the recipients, and not on themselves. I felt good about that because that’s exactly what we have tried to do here at 4Patriots.
Recently we made emergency food donations to two organizations that are coming to the aid of people who have been negatively affected by water and fire.
In July 2016, flooding in West Virginia took the lives of 20 people and destroyed approximately 1,200 homes. We responded by donating a six-month supply of Food4Patriots survival food to Mountain Mission Inc.’s Flood Relief Donation Center.
That same month, wildfires burned more than 30,000 acres of land in California, taking two lives and destroying more than 100 structures, including homes. In response, we sent a three-month supply of our emergency food to the Community Action Partnership of Kern Food Bank.
We have no interest in patting ourselves on the back for these and other charitable donations we make. Our hearts go out to the people negatively affected by these disasters, and we want to help because we’re in a position to do so.
And as I’ve told you before, we’re only able to do this because of you. Your purchases of our products – including Food4Patriots – are what allow us to help people in need.