A big part of EFL’s community initiatives have included disaster relief and providing aid to those recovering from major natural disasters.
In December 2018, over 45,000 people in the Northern Province of Sri Lanka were severely affected by heavy rains and flooding. EFL partnered with the Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management – Sri Lanka and the Ministry of Disaster Management to identify the needs of those communities and provide emergency flood relief. We distributed dry rations to 110 families in Kilinochchi.
In September 2019, after Hurricane Dorian left many parts of the Bahamas inhabitable, EFL partnered with Baer’s Furniture to collect supplies and transport them to our warehouse, where containers were used to dispatch these supplies across the island. EFL also worked with NEMA and Tropical Shipping to ensure these supplies made it to those who needed them most.