With Metro Manila and neighboring provinces heavily ravaged by Tropical Storm Ulysses, the League of Corporate Foundations (LCF) immediately provided help to the Municipality of Rodriguez, Rizal and Marikina City on November 14 to bring truckloads of food, water, and other essential goods for at least 2,000 affected individuals.
On November 11-12, 2020, Typhoon Ulysses brought unprecedented amount of rain and strong winds which caused severe flooding and damage to properties in areas in Metro Manila, South Luzon, and Central Luzon. This incident displaced thousands of families who were left with no choice but to stay in evacuation centers despite the still present health risk brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help relieve their situation, LCF arranged a call for donations through its Committee on Disaster Resilience. Around 10 organizations were quick to respond and sent in-kind donations. Among those who collaborated for the first wave of response are OneStop Distribution, Inc., Rebisco Foundation Inc., Manila Water Foundation, and Mega Global Corp who provided food items such as biscuits, sardines, snacks, and water. While other essential items such as sleeping kits, diapers, and grocery bags were provided by Aboitiz Foundation, Inc., Medicard Found, and NYK-TDG Friendship Foundation.
Mayor Tom Hernandez of Rodriguez, Rizal, formerly known as Montalban, Rizal, personally received the donations. He expressed his gratitude towards LCF and its members who collaborated for this effort. “Maraming salamat po sa mga foundation na tumulong sa bayan ng Montalban, sa League of Corporate Foundations, sa Committee on Disaster Resilience. Maraming salamat po, napakalaking bagay po ang itinulong ninyo sa bayan ng Montalban,” he mentioned.
Aside from this initial donation, the second wave of turnover is underway in the coming week. Pledges for food items, medicines, and other essential goods were already received from Ronald McDonald House Charities, Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc., and Unilab Foundation.