A Gift of Hope for the Yolanda Victims

posted on Oct 27, 2014

The uSAP community is now planning an outreach program to help the survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan).

“This activity, which is yet to be announced, is aimed at giving back to the communities affected by the typhoon. Helping them is part of our uSAP goals, including helping communities through our corporate social responsibility programs,” Aldrin Cerrado, Director for External Affairs, said.

Typhon Yolanda is one of the strongest typhoons to strike the country, November last year, leaving thousands dead and the survivors homeless in their own lands.

A report from the National Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Council indicated that at least 9,497,847 people in 41 provinces were affected by Yolanda.

More than 6,000 people died while 630,054 people were displaced and at least 447,675 people are staying in more than 1,500 evacuation centers.

“Through our simple ways, we want to assist the government in reaching out to the thousands of people who survived the tragic event,” Cerrado said.

uSAP’s first community outreach program in 2012 was held at the Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa.The uSAP members visited the three centers in Manila and catered to abandoned children with disabilities and the elderly.

“This year, we want an activity that will really reach out and give hope to the chosen partner-beneficiaries,” Cerrado added.