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MicroSourcing Extends Help to Typhoon Sendong Victims

by: Karen Cayamanda

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 | Company News | Social Responsibility |

MicroSourcing Extends Help to Typhoon Sendong VictimsTyphoon Sendong (International name: Washi) triggered massive flash floods last December 16. This led to more than 1000 casualties in Mindanao, specifically in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro. The typhoon also hit some parts of Visayas and Palawan.

MicroSourcing works together with Red Cross to launch relief operations for Typhoon Sendong victims

MicroSourcing stepped up to help those who were greatly affected by this calamity. The PR and Social Media Marketing arm of MicroSourcing, headed by Nona Tajanlangit-Kooijman, worked together with Red Cross and launched the Sendong Relief Drive, encouraging all employees to share their blessings and donate basic necessities for the families who are staying in evacuation centers in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro.

In a matter of nine days, MicroSourcing was able to collect 13 boxes of clothes, 251 MS Family Bags containing relief goods, two boxes of assorted medicine items, two boxes of rice, bottles of water, new blankets, and toys.

Cash donations were also accepted, with a total of P130,037.75 as of December 29.

MicroSourcing Extends Help to Typhoon Sendong VictimsMost of the clothes were delivered to the affected areas through the Red Cross military plane. Meanwhile, 170 MS Family Bags and two boxes of medicine items were personally distributed by MicroSourcing volunteers to evacuees in Tambacan Elementary School (Iligan City) and West City Central School (Cagayan de Oro). The rest of the donations will be delivered through Red Cross.

MicroSourcing is very thankful to everyone who supported this endeavor, from the employees and clients who have donated (cash and/or in kind) to the volunteers (from the management team and Creative Services Group) who made this possible.

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