Quixtar and Katrina / Good News; Bad News

Quixtar has made two announcements regarding Hurricane Katrina.

First the good news.


“We at Quixtar are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life and devastation that has occurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

Through our parent company, Alticor, we contribute annually to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and donate products for use by International Aid. Both organizations have been mobilized to help victims in the region affected by Hurricane Katrina.

We now invite all employees and Independent Business Owners powered by Quixtar to contribute to the American Red Cross at Quixtar.com. Alticor will provide a dollar-for-dollar match on employee and IBO contributions up to a corporate total of $250,000.

We know many of you are concerned for the victims and are seeking ways to help ease the suffering of those who’ve been affected by this terrible disaster. At a time like this, it seems like no contribution could ever be enough, but together we can do our part to help those affected by this tragedy.

Alticor and Quixtar are considering additional ways we can support the many needs arising from this tragedy — financially, physically, and through volunteer efforts. We will continue to inform IBOs and employees of ways they can join us in helping these victims in their time of need.”

To Donate to the Red Cross via Quixtar, you can get details at Quixtar.Com

Quixtar Blogger Figure 8 reports about further relief plans at “Quixtar and Beyond”.*

Now, the BAD news;

Independent Business Owners powered by Quixtar will have further problems in recovering from the storm (myself included) because of delayed shipments:

Due to Hurricane Katrina, Quixtar is unable to ship to affected areas
Please read this important announcement concerning shipping limitations

Due to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, Quixtar has been notified by UPS, FedEx and USPS that all shipments to the following zip codes starting with the following numbers have been canceled indefinitely:

Quixtar is unable to process shipments to Zip Codes starting with the following numbers:
Mobile, AL
Meridian, MS
Hattisburg, MS
Gulfport, MS
McComb, MS
New Orleans, LA
Houma, LA
Mandeville, LA

This affects regular orders as well as DITTO™ Scheduled Orders scheduled for this period.

Please accept our apologies. We will communicate any changes as soon as we are notified.

This inconvenience will make it harder for we affected IBOs to resume our sales and sponsoring efforts and provide ongoing income after the storm. Like many business owners, in the area, we are at the mercy of a devastated infrastructure; even though we may have minimal personal damage and are ready to resume business.

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