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 Cebu.
The Foundation is currently distributing an initial count of 10,000 kalingarelief packages for Cebu. The relief packs consist of bottles of mineral water, rice, ready-to-eat ulam packs, and instant noodles.
For Cebu, SM Foundation volunteers has successfully sent out kalingarelief packs to 483 families in barangay Poblacion, Occidental Pitugo, and Pulpogan; 475 families in barangay Mabalo; 361 families in barangay Poblacion; 500 families in Bogo, Cebu; and 1,000 families in San Remigo, Cebu. Other relief packs will be allocated to SM personnel who were also victims of the typhoon.
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.