Ayala supports senior citizens in the fight against COVID-19
As communities all over the world do their part in “flattening the curve” to contain the threat of COVID-19, the need to support various vulnerable sectors also continues to grow.
Recognizing that the elderly are vulnerable to the threat of COVID-19, Ayala Corporation, through its social development arm Ayala Foundation, provided support for the care of indigent senior citizens.
Ayala donated PhP1 million for senior citizens under the care of Coalition of Services for the Elderly (COSE), a nongovernmental organization committed to community-based care and empowerment of older populations, particularly those coming from poor communities.
COSE will use the funds to address health, nutrition, and other needs of the seniors it looks after.
“We would like to send our heartfelt gratitude for the gifts and donations you’ve shared with COSE,” said Emily Beridico, COSE executive director. “These will truly inspire and help COSE to move forward as it carries its mission and advocacy for the benefit of all Filipino older persons. Indeed, ‘Many hands make work light.’ ”
The Ayala group of companies has actively supported nationwide and community-based efforts in the fight against COVID-19. Aside from channeling its resources and opening up donation channels for health-care institutions and other sectors. It has provided protective personal equipment for medical and law enforcement front-liners, aside from other essential supplies.
The Ayala group is also contributing significantly to Project Ugnayan, an initiative among various business groups which seeks to address the food requirements of between 1 to 1.5 million poor families in Metro Manila.