Villages of Austin gives back

In November of last year, Cyclone Sidr ravaged much of the landscape in Bangladesh. Over 3,000 people lost their lives and millions more were displaced. Many families were still rebuilding their homes and their lives after the 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

The cyclone destroyed much of the rice harvest in Bangladesh, the world’s fourth largest producer of rice. As a result, its economy and food security are in jeopardy.

The American Red Cross is one of the world’s largest and oldest emergency response organizations. In January of this year, Ten Thousand Villages of Austin hosted a benefit day for the Red Cross, in which a percentage of our sales for that night went directly to the Red Cross. Ten Thousand Villages raised almost $2000 for cyclone relief.

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Ten Thousand Villages of Austin is committed not only fair trade, but also to sustainability right here in our own community. If you are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and would like to host a benefit night at Villages of Austin, please feel free to contact us.

Til next time! …Taylor

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