The Salvation Army receives generous water donation from VOSS in preparation for disaster response
By: Donald Felice
VOSS has donated 100,000 bottles of its iconic water to The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services in advance of the 2021 hurricane season.
VOSS, a company founded in Norway and known for its unique bottle design, recognizes the profound need for clean, pure water as a vital component for healthy living. A stated part of its mission is to help provide clean drinking water during times of crisis to those who need it most. In the past year, VOSS has proudly donated and delivered over one million bottles of water around the globe.
The donation, delivered to The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services operation in Georgia, will retain 20,000 bottles for local disaster response in 2021. The balance of the Voss donation will be shared with the Texas, Florida, and Arkansas-Oklahoma divisions to strategically store the water in helping to expedite disaster response this year.
This generous contribution also comes at a perfect time, as the National Weather Service predicts a highly active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
“We are very grateful to Voss Water for their generous donation to The Salvation Army,” said Lanita Lloyd, emergency disaster services director for The Salvation Army in Georgia. “Their kindness will go a long way to provide help and hope for people in their time of need.”
In 2020, VOSS donated more than 5,000 bottles of water to The Salvation Army of Georgia Emergency Disaster Services. The water was utilized in Georgia disaster responses throughout the year, including recent tornado response affecting Polk, Coweta, Heard, and Fayette counties in the state. VOSS also sent the Georgia Division seven cases of their Vitamin D water to sample for possible future donations.
Donald Felice is the director of communications for The Salvation Army’s Georgia Division.