The Melaleuca Foundation was first created in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US. Nearly a million dollars was gifted to assist some of the tragedy’s forgotten families. In 2005, In just hours after Hurricane Katrina struck, The Melaleuca Foundation sent trucks loaded with relief supplies to the Gulf Coast and raised more than $1 million for Katrina relief aid. Since then, The Melaleuca Foundation has continued to alleviate suffering around the world during times of natural disaster and catastrophe. Additionally it is the sole supporter of the Santa Lucia Children’s home—a unique and essential orphanage in Quito, Ecuador.