The Ayala group of companies has started the distribution of relief packs for communities severely damaged by Typhoon Rolly (international name Goni), which slammed parts of the country last weekend, as it continues to help areas affected by the series of typhoons that hit the country.
With Ayala Foundation as the lead, the Ayala group is bringing water and food packs for affected families, particularly those in the Calabarzon, Mimaropa, and Bicol regions.
In partnership with the Batangas provincial government, Ayala Foundation deployed 2,000 food packs for those living in affected barangays. Aside from food packs, the group also distributed drinking water through the Manila Water Foundation.
The next stop for the relief distribution is the Bicol region, which has experienced massive damage soon after Rolly made its first landfall on November 1. Relief packs are also scheduled for distribution in communities in Albay, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, Oriental Mindoro, and Quezon.
Support is also being delivered this week to affected families in Oriental Mindoro. The Ayala group is deploying some PhP7 million in the form of food, water, and other necessities.
Based on the report issued by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council on November 3, Typhoon Rolly has affected as many as 2 million individuals or 372,653 families across Luzon, as well as parts of Visayas and Mindanao. Damage to agriculture is estimated at PhP1.1 billion.
This week’s relief operations for communities affected by Rolly is part of the Ayala group’s unified disaster relief and rehabilitation initiatives. Ayala Foundation, the group’s social development arm, serves as the lead implementer.
Said Ayala Foundation President Ruel Maranan: “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.”
Earlier in October, when Typhoons Pepito and Quinta slammed Quezon province, Governor Danilo Suarez said: “In behalf of my province, the province of Quezon, kami ay nagpapasalamat ng buong-puso sa napakagandang programa at tulong na ibinibigay sa amin ng Ayala Foundation. Kami’y nagagalak na big corporations like this, hindi nakakalimot sa kanilang mga nahihirapang 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.” Quezon Province was a relief distribution site during the onslaught of Typhoons Pepito and Quinta.
Ayala Foundation is inviting the public to take part in its Typhoon Rolly relief efforts by making a cash donation through any of its official channels. Ayala Foundation’s donation channels may be accessed through 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 email@example.com.
Globe users may also donate their rewards points to Ayala Foundation’s Typhoon Rolly initiatives. To donate, download the Globe Rewards App.
About Ayala Foundation
As the social development arm of the Ayala group of companies, Ayala Foundation envisions communities where people are creative, productive, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. Ayala Foundation is committed to community development, working closely with communities in identifying compelling developmental needs and providing suitable solutions with measurable outcomes. Its main program areas are Education, Community Leadership, Suitable and Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.
For more information, visit www.ayalafoundation.org.
[Article submitted by Karina Frances Reyes, Ayala Foundation, Inc.]