Hurricane Ian Relief for Zotter Chocolates US

Dear Zotter customers, friends, fans, and chocolate lovers!

My name is Barbara Dolleschal, and I am the General Manager of Zotter Chocolates US. We are very sorry to inform you that we were directly hit by Hurricane Ian and won't be able to fulfill any orders for an undetermined amount of time. We are located in Cape Coral, Florida, in the heart of Southwest Florida. Hurricane Ian had a devastating impact on our area. Luckily, all of us survived and are coping with this catastrophic event. Please be patient with us. We have spotty internet and phone connectivity, and it wasn't possible to post an update until today.

We apologize for not replying to emails, messages, and phone calls over the past few days. We'll try to catch up as soon as possible.

Our warehouse roof got damaged, and all the chocolate will be victims of the Florida heat and humidity. At the time when this happened, we had 17,000 bars of chocolate stored in our warehouse. We were able to stop another incoming shipment before the Hurricane arrived to prevent even more possible loss.

This hits us in our most crucial time of the year when we make up about 65% of our business, which is a hard hit for us; besides coping with the damages to our homes, we don't even know if everyone we know is o.k. or not. We don't have a complete overview yet. There is no power; communications are on and off.

We kindly ask for your patience and support. We will be back, but we don't know yet when. If you want to support us financially, we are thankful for that, as our employees won't have a place to work now, and we wish to not add some extra financial burden on them.

We will have a massive loss of business - as everyone here in our area, but it is meant to fuel our livelihood, and with no sales, we won't be able to pay our employees or vendors, who are waiting for their bills to be paid.

Any help will be appreciated.
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Barbara Dolleschal 
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Cape Coral, FL

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