Oct 26, 2011
Restoring Hope in the Land of Smiles
A letter from Randy Larsen:
The spirit of giving is synonymous with MonaVie, and never was this more evident than when a group of distributors came together in response to the epic flooding that has impacted millions of people in Thailand.
While many anxiously await the full launch of MonaVie Thailand, we couldn’t be more thrilled as a group of 15–20 Thailand distributors, with compassionate hearts, banded together to organize and provide relief to hundreds of people afflicted by the worst flooding in Thailand in more than 80 years. These distributors perfectly exhibited the beauty of the MonaVie family and The MORE Project as they proactively went forth to give back to those in their local communities. They understood the tragedy firsthand and wanted to do MORE to make a difference—and they did just that.
I am proud to say that these gracious Thailand distributors, along with The MORE Project, raised more than 200,000 baht (THB) to provide food, sanitary items, and other relief supplies to nearly 1,000 families in the Uthaithani province of Thailand—the worst hit area of Thailand that has been underwater for a month. Families in this province have lost their homes and are now living in scattered shelters throughout the area.
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Weeks earlier, MonaVie Thailand distributors visited the Taluk Village in the Chainat province and donated enough food and clean water to sustain members of 385 households for an entire week. MonaVie distributors passed out the food to each of these families. It was an incredible, emotional event as these families showered the distributors with gratitude for their help and sacrifice.
But it’s never a sacrifice to give. I have always believed what you give is returned, and we have already gained a greater love in our hearts for the Thailand people. As David Phelps (Regional President of Southeast Asia), Peter Willden (Vice President of Southeast Asia), MORE Project Executive Director Katy Holt-Larsen, and I stood alongside Thailand distributors to hand out these supplies, you could see in each person’s eyes and smiles their tremendous gratitude and an instant bond of friendship was created. That’s what this company is all about—coming to the rescue of those individuals and families who need a little hope and happiness added back into their lives.
Today, many distributors throughout Thailand are still coming together to raise money and to do what they can to help those who have been impacted by these horrible floods. Thank you for all your efforts and we will continue to do what we can to provide relief in each community throughout Thailand.
Thailand is known as the Land of Smiles, and through the combined efforts of our MonaVie family worldwide we are bringing smiles back to the faces of so many.
Founder, Vice Chairman, and Asia Pacific President