Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in early November leaving a path of destruction in its wake. Within 48 hours, Hyatt responded with a pledge to donate $50,000 to Mercy Corps and match guest and associate donations - up to an additional $25,000. The response was nothing short of remarkable. Within weeks, the Hyatt family pulled together to raise over $200,000 for Mercy Corps – and donations continue to trickle in. This generosity includes the donation of more than 9.5 million Hyatt Gold Passport points from 539 members and more than $75,000 in cash contributions from Hyatt colleagues and guests.
Within days of the disaster, Mercy Corps began putting these funds to use by distributing emergency food packages and essential hygiene kits to thousands of survivors. With a focus on reaching people in remote locations that had received little or no aid, Mercy Corps has already helped more than 30,000 individuals and plans to distribute house recovery kits (containing metal sheeting, nails, hammers, saws and hurricane strapping) and hygiene kits to an additional 9,000 people in the coming days.
On behalf of Hyatt Thrive, thank you so much for your generous response to this devastating situation. With donations from more than 53 countries worldwide, Hyatt’s global family truly came together to make a great impact!
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