First Donation to go to Oklahoma Tornado Victims
San Diego, CA – May 22, 2013 – Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) ), announced today that the Youngevity Be the Change Foundation is making its first donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief to aid those affected by Monday’s devastating tornados in and around Oklahoma City.
Dave Briskie, Youngevity International CFO, announced the formation of the Youngevity Be the Change Foundation during the recent Youngevity Convention held on May 2nd – 4th in Las Vegas, NV. Youngevity Be the Change Foundation is intended as a way for Youngevity and its distributors to participate in a charitable giving program managed by the company. This program has many facets and levels of participation and will be fully launched at the next CEO training event this summer in the Baltimore/DC area. The company matched donations made by its founding patrons (our distributors) during the convention and The Youngevity Be the Change Foundation was born. The foundation made its first donation in the amount of $5,000 to the American Red Cross in the name of Youngevity distributors.
Dave Briskie states, “Given the devastation caused by the tornados in and around Oklahoma City we feel we must do our part to contribute to the relief efforts and we are particularly proud that we were able to take this action on behalf of our distributors in the moment it was so desperately needed. Youngevity CEO, Steve Wallach, adds “I speak for all of the Youngevity family when I say that our thoughts and prayers go out to Oklahoma City and its surrounding areas and we can only hope for a swift and safe recovery from this natural disaster.”
About Youngevity® Essential Life Sciences
Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com), headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a nutrition and lifestyle-related services company dedicated to promoting vibrant health and flourishing economics. Founded in 1997 by Drs. Joel Wallach, DVM, ND, and Ma Lan, MD, as AL Global, Inc., the company adopted the name Youngevity in 2006. Youngevity is the only direct selling company to have a qualified FDA Health Claim. Dr. Wallach’s work has been published in more than 70 peer-reviewed and referenced scientific journals and books.
About Youngevity International (YGYI)
Youngevity International, Inc. (OTCQX: YGYI) (www.YGYI.com) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a “network of networks.” The company also is a vertically-integrated producer of the finest coffees for the commercial, retail and direct sales channels. Youngevity International (YGYI) was formed after the merger of Youngevity Essential Life Sciences (www.youngevity.com) and Javalution Coffee Company in the summer of 2011.
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