LEHI, Utah, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global wellness leader XANGO, LLC today announced the first of what's expected to be ongoing contributions to aid the massive recovery effort in the wake of Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami. The first donation will provide needed water, food and medicine for those suffering from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Northeast Japan. The company also announced a program to match a portion of distributor and employee donations made through the XANGO Goodness Foundation.
"As a company, XANGO has a long history of supporting children and families in need on an ongoing basis as well as responding to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 tsunami that hit Thailand and surrounding regions," said XANGO President and CEO Robert Conlee. "As corporate citizens and a company doing business in Japan, we're committed to supporting the needs of the people there."
Conlee, who spent nearly a decade overseeing Japan operations for another direct sales company and who frequently visits the island nation, noted XANGO's concern about the well-being of Japan. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of Japan. While we're pleased that our employees and most of our distributors are safe and accounted for, we sympathize with those who are less fortunate and know the Japanese people will need support for many days and months; we pledge to do our part in what's sure to be a lengthy recovery."
Providing a channel for its global distributor network and employees to get involved and contribute to the cause, XANGO announced a corporate matching campaign. Those interested may donate by visiting xangogoodness.org, selecting the "Donate" button and entering "JAPAN" in the purpose field. XANGO will provide these donations to relief organizations, including AmeriCares, during the course of the ongoing aid and recovery efforts.
"We're committed to the people of Japan, and they can count on a helping hand from XANGO," said XANGO Founder and Chairman Aaron Garrity.
About XANGO, LLC
A leading global nutrition company, XANGO, LLC is a recognized leader in health and wellness products. Currently expanding into a wider range of botanicals, XANGO was the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage, XANGO® Juice, to consumers worldwide. Its roster of premium, functional products now includes the XANGO 3SIXTY5™ multi-vitamin with a powerful Active Defense Complex, Glimpse® Topical Skin Nutrition, eleviv™ for natural, youthful vigor and Juni™ Family Care with natural, toxin-free personal care products for the entire family. XANGO is privately-owned and powered by a global network of more than 1 million independent distributors in the U.S. and more than 30 international markets such as Canada, Mexico, Japan, Germany and Malaysia. For details, visit http://www.xango.com.
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