Dear Unilever Colleagues & Friends:
Looking for your kind help.

As many of you know, we have had several earthquakes in Mexico in the past few weeks (Sept 7th magnitude of 8.1 & Sep 19th magnitude 7.1).  Both (plus the replicas) have been quite devastating to many areas of the country (Oaxaca, Chiapas, Morelos, Puebla and Mexico City).  In addtion to the material damages, hundredths of people unfortunately lost also their lives. 

Unilever wise… the good news is that all employees and their families are safe.  The bad news is that 10 families from the Cuernavaca factory, also lost their homes and are now living in a temporary accommodation.  This latest one touches my heart, as the Cuernavaca site as many of you know is the engine supporting our fast growing Deodorants category in North America.  My team works on a daily bases with this site, we know the people there, we talk to day every day, we have been to the factory a few times and so it's heartbreaking to hear the personal stories after the earhqueake.   Below you'll find a picture of Jojutla after the earthquake, where many of the Cuernavaca factory line operators are/were living.

So, with the intention for us to do a “small action that can make a big difference for someone” (Paul Polman : ) I writing to all of you.   

We’ll have cookies, cupcakes, brownies at the “common snacks area” in the office EC 800; so feel free to grab one and make a donation for the #EartquakeRelief fund (every cent is highly appreciated).  I have also created this GoFundMe page, for whoever would like to donate also via here.   
For all funds collected via this page and all your cash donations at the office;  I will personally transfer them to the bank account that Unilever Mexico has created for this purpose. The company will donate $2 pesos for every $1 peso we get!  

Thanks again for all your positive thoughts towards this part of the world and all your donations.  Every cent of your support, will make a big difference for a Unilever family out there.
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Georgina Uribe 
New York, NY
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