PepsiCo to provide relief to heatwave victims


KARACHI: : PepsiCo Pakistan has launched a heatwave and dehydration relief program�in Karachi to provide support against the heatwave that has caused over�1300�deaths, as temperature continues to soar beyond 45C.

In the first phase (week of June 21st),PepsiCodonated 2400 water bottles to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Patel Hospital and Medicare Hospital in Karachi. And in phase 2, it will provide awareness about heatstroke prevention and hydration kits (consisting of water bottles and ORS sachets) through credible organizations.

PepsiCo is targeting to distribute 100,000 water bottles in this program. This relief drive is another CSR initiative by PepsiCo in recent times, to help the affected people of Pakistan following the success of lighting up lives program to lighten up and uplift the lives of less fortunate people by installing safe, environment-friendly and sustainable solar bulbs in refugee camps.

Pakistan & Afghanistans VP & GM PepsiCo, Jahanzeb Khan,commenting on this initiative, said: We wanted to help out in this difficult time through all possible channels through credible organizations, hospitals as well as launching our dedicated relief & hydration program. As PepsiCo, we are deeply committed to improve and contribute to the community we operate in, and we hope our efforts bring relief to this serious issue.