The SM Group of Companies, through the SM Foundation's disaster relief program, Operation Tulong Express, is continuously mobilizing its resources to extend relief efforts to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda in Panay Island.
The Foundation is currently distributing an initial count of 7,000 kalingarelief packages for Iloilo, Aklan, Antique, and Capiz. The relief packs consist of bottles of mineral water, rice, ready-to-eat ulam packs, and instant noodles.
For Iloilo alone, SM Foundation volunteers has successfully sent out kalingarelief packs to 246 families in barangay Aspera; 254 families in barangay Virgin Island; 237 families in San Dionisio, Iloilo, Barangay Sua; 263 families in barangay Pasig; 600 families in Roxas city, barangay Banicad; and 400 families in barangay Tanzania. More packs are being distributed in other affected areas.
Meanwhile, shoppers at SM outlets can purchase food packs at P100 each at selected SM Supermarkets and donate these for typhoon Yolanda victims through SM Foundation and in coordination with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). SM Foundation also accepts donations in kind through Tulong Express booths at all SM Malls nationwide or in cash deposited at BDO account name: SM Foundation Inc.-Operation Tulong Express with savings account number: 15000 70694. The Foundation will issue receipt of donations for deposit slips faxed to 831-8282.
The SM Group has set up a P100-million calamity fund for all areas affected by typhoon Yolanda and the recent 7.2-magnitude earthquake. The fund will focus on rebuilding homes, community centers, schools, and churches, aside from providing immediate relief food packs and supplies.
Friday, November 15, 2013
SMIC Investor Relations