Ielandic Water Holdings ehf, makers of the award-winning CarbonNeutral® natural spring water Icelandic Glacial, announced today that the company donated three tons of super-premium bottled water to victims of Tuesday’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. The cases of water were among the first to arrive on the ground in the country and were delivered by Iceland’s Search and Rescue Team (ICE-SAR). Another airlift of Icelandic Glacial water will be delivered in Haiti over the weekend by the United States Military.
“A tragedy of this magnitude affects everyone, everywhere. At Icelandic Glacial, we are doing our best to help search and rescue teams like ICE-SAR with their efforts on the ground in Haiti, and we pledge to ship thousands more cases of bottled water in the coming days,” said Jon Olafsson, chairman and co-founder, Icelandic Glacial.
ICE-SAR’s international team operates as a special unit within the Icelandic Association of Search and Rescue. Iceland is the second most volcanically active country in the world and the international SAR team was deployed to Haiti because of its expertise in earthquake rescues.