Ayala group brings relief to typhoon-stricken communities
The Ayala group of companies bring relief, in the form of food packs and free communication services, to communities severely affected by recent typhoons.
As of today, the group already deployed potable water and food packs in Calabarzon. In partnership with their respective provincial government units, Ayala Foundation, Manila Water Foundation and Ayala Coop distributed 5,500 food relief packs along with 3,000 vitamin-fortified rice packs and drinking water in Batangas and Lucena in Quezon.
The Ayala group is now en route to the Bicol region, where close to 5,000 relief packs will be distributed to affected families in stages this weekend in close coordination with the local provincial government units. Ayala Malls Legaspi will serve as the group’s relief headquarters, where food packs sourced at discounted rates from LCC Supermarket, are being prepared. Support to at least 2,000 affected families in Oriental Mindoro will also be extended within the week.
In total, the Ayala group is initially allocating P7 million in the form of food, water, and other necessities for typhoon victims and their families.
Meanwhile, Globe Telecom is offering free calls, text, and data services to Globe prepaid, postpaid, TM, and Globe At Home subscribers in Albay, Catanduanes, and Camarines Sur. Through the Globe WiFi Jeepney, families affected by the typhoons can utilize free calling, charging, and Wi-Fi stations in Baao, Camarines Sur, and in Sta. Cruz and Poblacion in Marinduque. The Globe WiFi Jeepney will be deployed in other areas in the coming days. Special product offers will also be extended for customers in Albay, Catanduanes and Camarines Sur. Globe and GCash customers may also participate by using their Globe Rewards or donate via GCash through their Apps.
This week’s relief operations are part of the Ayala group’s unified disaster relief and rehabilitation initiatives led by Ayala Foundation.
“As a conglomerate, the Ayala group, through Ayala Foundation, is committed to providing assistance for communities in times of emergency. We join the rest of the country in lending a helping hand to communities severely battered by Typhoon Rolly. We stand with you as you begin the process of recovering from the damage wrought by the typhoon,” Ayala Foundation President Ruel Maranan said.
Last October, Governor Danilo Suarez of Quezon Province expressed his gratitude to the group for quickly delivering relief when back-to-back typhoons slammed the province last month.
“Kami’y nagagalak na big corporations like this [Ayala group], hindi nakakalimot sa kanilang mganahihirapang kababayan sa pamamagitan ng pagtulong na ito. At sana’y ito na rin ang panawagan namin doon sa iba na ring may korporasyon na maayos naman ang kalagayan sa mga panahong ito na maraming nangangailangan, sana ay maging generous sila sa pagtulong,” he said.
Ayala Foundation is inviting the public to take part in its Typhoon Rolly relief efforts via cash donations through any of its official channels which may be accessed here: ayalafoundation.org/donate.
Individuals and groups donating through Ayala Foundation’s channels are requested to specify that the donation is for “Rolly” or “Typhoon Rolly” in the notes section of the transaction. Donors are requested to email the confirmation receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Tabang (help) is on the way': Volunteers in Ayala Malls Legaspi are repacking grocery items purchased by the Ayala group at a discounted rate from LCC Supermarket. In close coordination with LGUs, the Ayala group of companies is set to distribute some 5,000 food packs to Bicolanos severely affected by Typhoon Rolly.
Globe Wi-Fi jeepneys give families affected by the typhoon access to free charging and free calls. Globe also offers free calls, text and data services to subscribers in Albay, Catanduanes and Camarines Sur.
Ayala Foundation deliver food packs and drinking water to the Batangas Provincial Capitol for distribution to families affected by Typhoon Rolly.
Manila Water Foundation worked hand in hand with Ayala Foundation to deploy 4,000 packs of food, 1,370 gallons of drinking water and 1,500 face masks to Lucena City for distribution to families severely impacted by Typhoon Pepito.