On January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake stuck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The epicenter of this major earthquake was 10 miles from the Haitian capital of Porte-au-Prince, home to 2 million of Haiti’s nearly 10 million inhabitants. Within minutes the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere was devastated, only to be repeatedly rocked in the following hours and days by 33 aftershocks ranging in magnitude from 4.2 to 5.9.
As the news and images have come out of Haiti, the realization of the scope of destruction and suffering has affected ordinary people in all walks of life. It would be difficult to see such devastation and not want to reach out and help.
Such is the case with the owners, management and employees of Professional Marketing International. The desire to somehow ease the misery of the people of Haiti, and send a message of hope to those struggling for the very basics of survival, inspired our organization to step forward with a donation toward Haitian relief.
In addition to the generous monetary donation from the corporation itself, PMI has extended a simple donation option to all of its employees through payroll deduction. While the total donated has yet to be calculated, the opportunity to donate was well received by employees.
“Even in the current economic situation, the owners and employees of PMI feel blessed. It is difficult to watch the events in Haiti,and see the people suffering there and not step forward in this simple way to ease some of the misery there.” said Phil Smith, President of Professional Marketing International. “We are grateful we are in a position to help.”
This donation continues PMI’s charitable giving, which in the past has included participation in programs providing holiday help for struggling families, donation of blood to the local blood bank, and other worthy causes worldwide.