Disaster Relief

Providing relief during times of disaster and disadvantage is a powerful way the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation supports individuals and communities. Wellness Advocates, in collaboration with the Foundation, distribute 72-hour Emergency Hygiene kits containing basic hygiene supplies to disaster zones. The kits, along with funds for clean water and emergency aid, help improve conditions for evacuees.

From the inception of this initiative in August 2017 through August 2020, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation has donated 117,038 Emergency Hygiene kits to evacuees in disaster zones and to homeless, underserved populations.

Did You Know?

  • The massive gap between the funds required and the funds available for humanitarian response to disasters is a major factor behind why the world’s most vulnerable people are disproportionately impacted by these events.

  • Between 2008 and 2017, natural disasters caused $1.7 trillion (USD) in damage and affected 2 billion people.

  • Globally, flooding is the natural disaster that most frequently triggers emergency response. Between 2008 and 2017, 385 floods triggered an emergency response, followed by epidemics with 207 triggering a response.

  • The natural disaster with the highest mortality rates between 2008 and 2017 was earthquakes, which caused 351,968 deaths during that time frame.


IFRC: http://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/10/B-WDR-2018-EN-LR.pdf

“Immediately, I felt I had to do something to help.” Listen to doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation and Disaster Relief

In this podcast episode, we talk with Mark Wolfert, founding executive, and Joy Wu and Sandy Schuffler, doTERRA Wellness Advocates, about the way the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation responds to disasters and works to support communities around the world.

What Can I Do?

Although a natural disaster may be unpredictable in where, when and how it will strike, there are things you can do that will lessen its effects on you and your family. Take a look at the following ways you can prepare.

Educate yourself and you family.

Be prepared when disaster strikes in your community by learning the basic skills of disaster preparedness. Knowing what to expect and how to handle it will dramatically help both your family and your surrounding community. Here are a few things we recommend:

Volunteer in your community.
  • Sign up for CERT – Join a Community Emergency Response Team, known as CERT. This is a FEMA program designed to educate volunteers about disaster preparedness and trains them in response skills such as fire safety, search and rescue, and team organization. Some cities even offer the program for teens and kids. For those living outside of the U.S., look for similar programs in your country.
Purchase a doTERRA 72 Hour Emergency Hygiene Kit.
  • Purchasing a doTERRA 72-hour Emergency Hygiene Kit provides Wellness Advocates living near a flood, fire, or earthquake zone with a kit that is ready for immediate use and easy to distribute. One kit will provide supplies for one person for the first 72-hours following evacuation. You can purchase the kits as singles, a 4-pack or a 20-pack HERE.
Do a DIY project.
  • Build your own 72 Hour kit for your family. Learn how to HERE. After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water, medications, and supplies to last for at least 72 hours. Make sure to stock your kit with the right items.

  • Create a back to school kit for teachers at your local school. Supplies may include:
  1. Face masks
  2. Gloves
  3. Adhesive bandages
  4. Correct-X®
  5. On Guard® Sanitizing Mist
  6. Deep Blue® Rub Samples
  7. Breathe® Vapor stick
  8. Tea Tree Touch
  9. Lip Balm

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