THE New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC) Cares turned over a check amounting to P350,000 Wednesday, December 7, at NCCC Headquarter as donation to the Habitat for Humanity to benefit victims of Super Typhoon Lawin in Northern Luzon that damaged houses and displaced thousands as it made landfall last October 19.
In an interview, NCCC Cares, on behalf of NCCC President Lafayette Lim, Program Administrator Joan dela Peña, said the donation is part of their commitment to the community in giving disaster relief assistance to calamity-stricken families.
The P350,000 donation will benefit 10 families wherein each of them will receive P35,000 worth of repair kit to restore their damage homes and help them recover from the devastating tragedy.
These families come from Sta. Maria village in Isabela which underwent assessment and verification by the Habitat for Humanity disaster response team.
The kits will also contain plywood, lumber, galvanized iron sheets, hammer, saw, nails, and labor component. Aside from distributing the kits, Habitat will provide training on safe building practices to repair their house.
“If there is disaster, we will really help,” he said, adding that NCCC Cares also have educational assistance and environmental programs.
Habitat Resource Development Manager Dolly Santos-Serranillo, for her part, thanked the company for their support to their advocacy. She said they have been partner with NCCC since 2012 when Typhoon Pablo hit Davao Region.
“We are very grateful. I am speaking in behalf of the families who are affected by typhoon Lawin,” Seranillo said.
Initially, they target to give shelters to 500 families which is tantamount to P17 million if multiplied by P35,000 each. Since they cannot complete the P17 million yet, they are starting little by little to eventually achieve their goal.
As of November, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council recorded a total of 254,314 houses that were damaged. Of this figure, 215,956 were partially damaged and 38,358 were totally destroyed.
Seranillo appeal to the public if they could help in their global campaign, to build a decent and resilient home for typhoon-affected families, because every peso that will be donated counts.
“We can give collectively then we can be game changers,” she said.
For interested donors, visit their office located at second floor Quatrine Bld. Mc. Arthur highway, Matina Davao City or call 285-2494 and look for Project Manager for Davao lawyer Abdussabor Sawadjaan or Finance Officer Anna Lou Gullos.