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PGA TOUR player Jason Day and wife Ellie provide relief assistance to typhoon-stricken Philippines

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, January 8, 2014 – Brighter Days Foundation (BDF), founded by PGA TOUR player Jason Day and his wife, Ellie, is partnering with international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization Matthew 25: Ministries (M25M) to provide much-needed supplies to those in the Philippines still suffering from the after-effects of devastating Typhoon Haiyan. This month, multiple containers filled with much-needed items including tents, non-perishable foods, baby and infant supplies, paper products, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies will be shipped to the hard-hit region.

Day lost eight family members in the tragedy, including his grandmother, uncle and cousins. “Though we can’t do anything to bring loved ones back, what we can do is provide hope as well as the necessities to those still living in terrible conditions,” said Day. “The relief efforts will be continuing for a long time, and Ellie and I are humbled to have the opportunity to help those in such great need.”

Each container provides enough supplies for approximately 25,000 people; the partnership with Brighter Days Foundation will ensure that three containers filled with supplies reaches approximately 75,000 disaster victims.  Individuals and companies interested in joining the Days in relief efforts can make a secure online donation by specifying Brighter Days in the donation dedication box here.

“Typhoon Haiyan was a disaster of epic proportions, and the need for relief continues,” said Tim Mettey, CEO and Disaster Relief Coordinator for M25M. “We are honored to partner with Jason and Ellie Day through their Brighter Days Foundation. Their generosity of spirit and support will go a long way toward helping the people of the Philippines.”

ABOUT BRIGHTER DAYS FOUNDATION

Brighter Days Foundation provides funding and resources to deserving projects and organizations in the hometowns of Jason and Ellie Day. With a desire to help families in need and animal causes, Brighter Days Foundation exists to ensure everyone has a chance for a brighter day and a brighter future. For additional information, please contact Bonnie Upright with Olympus Foundation Management at 904/955-1278 or via email.

 

ABOUT MATTHEW 25: MINISTRIES

Matthew25: Ministries rescues and reuses approximately 14 million pounds of corporate discontinues, misprints, overruns, off-spec, slightly damaged, returned and past season products each year, redistributing them to people in desperate need throughout the US and worldwide. Each year, Matthew25: Ministries impacts the lives of more than 15 million individuals throughout the United States and around the world. For more information, contact (513) 793-6256 or visit www.m25m.org.