In line with the disaster response advocacy of BDO Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank, officers and staff of BDO branches in Benguet, Cagayan and Cebu conducted relief operations for thousands of victims of Typhoon Ompong and continuous monsoon rains.
Volunteers from the BDO Benguet-La Trinidad branch, BDO Cagayan-Aparri branch, BDO Cebu-Gaisano Minglanilla branch, BDO Tuguegarao-Bonifacio St. branch and BDO Tuguegarao-Buntun branch trooped to calamity-stricken communities to distribute relief packs containing food, rice and water.
More than 9,700 relief goods were handed out in 59 barangays and evacuation sites in the aforementioned provinces to help residents cope with inclement weather. The relief operations included Naga City, Cebu for an estimated 2,000 families, who were affected by a devastating landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rains.
Prior to Ompong, volunteers from other BDO branches across the country also distributed relief goods in communities hit by Typhoons Henry, Inday, Josie, Karding and Luis. Non-BDO volunteers also participated in the relief operations, which were conducted under the supervision of BDO branch heads.
This corporate citizenship initiative was organized by BDO Foundation in keeping with its commitment to support people marginalized by calamities. The foundation mounts humanitarian missions in disaster-hit provinces with the support of BDO branches and offices located all over the country.
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