BPI generates P20M for ‘Yolanda’ relief

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Thursday, December 19, 2013


EMPLOYEES of the Bank of the Philippine Islands raised over P10 million in a little over two weeks to help in the rehabilitation efforts in areas severely hit by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last November.

This amount, totaling P11,491,284.60, was matched by the bank peso-for-peso, resulting in a combined donation of P22,982,569.20.

Aside from making personal donations, BPI employees undertook various projects to raise funds for the effort, dubbed as "10+10."

* The bank's Runners Club encouraged its members to donate any amount in exchange for free registration to any fun run.

* Out-of-the-box fund-raising activities like raffles and auctions were held.

* Some employees donated funds originally meant for Christmas gifts and birthday parties.

* Several units canceled Christmas parties and donated the party budgets instead.

* BPI Family Savings Bank held an online bingo game involving several of its branches and donated the game proceeds.

* Proceeds from the monthly Recyclables Fair were also donated.

BPI also worked with the Ayala Group of Companies for the repacking of goods sent to the relief operations center of the Department of Social Welfare and Development at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City.

Two batches of BPI employees helped in the two-night effort (17 volunteers on November 21, and 150 on November 22), participated in by close to 2,000 employees from the entire AGC.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on December 20, 2013.

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