SM affiliates extend help to Pablo victims-A A +A
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
ON January 23, through SM Foundation Inc., SM affiliates Ace Hardware and SM Store extended assistance to the victims of typhoon Pablo in Compostela, Compostela Valley.
Ace Hardware turned over construction tools and building materials to Barangay San Miguel in Compostela. The donation which consisted of paint, claw bars, hammers, wood saws, heavy duty pliers, chisels, water containers and crowbars was received by barangay Captain Harry Cabiling.
Residents of the barangay may borrow the tools from the office of the
"These materials from SM and Ace Hardware will definitely help our barangay rebuild our community. We are very grateful for all the help SM has extended to Compostela," Cabiling said.
A total of 141 families in the same barangay also received water jugs from SM Foundation and Ace.
On the same day, the SM Store distributed 500 packs of mats, blankets and mosquito nets at Barangay Ngan.
"Daghang salamat sa SM! Makatabang gyud ni, labaw na sige og ulan karong simana (Thank you, SM! This will help a lot especially that it has been raining again this week)," a resident of Ngan expressed her gratitude to the donors.
In December 2012, SM Foundation, also headed by assistant vice president for Livelihood and Outreach Cristie Angeles deployed 6500 “kalinga” relief packs in Compostela, New Bataan, Monkayo and Montevista.
The recent distribution was made possible with the assistance of the Department of Social Welfare and Development XI, the Naval Force of Eastern Mindanao and SM Supermalls.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 06, 2013.