Globe helps displaced Marawi families
GLOBE Telecom recently lent support to international non-government organization Rise Against Hunger (RAH) as part of its ongoing efforts to help the displaced families in Marawi and to strengthen its employees volunteering program.
Over 300 Globe employee volunteers participated in a hands-on Meal Packaging Program conducted by RAH for more than 1,500 affected families in Marawi who are now staying in Saguiran, Lanao del Sur. Together, they helped pack 100 meal boxes which will be sent to Marawi by the first week of December together with meal packs coming from other partnercompanies of RAH. These will then be handed over by RAH to its beneficiaries in Saguiran together with officials of the local government of Marawi.
Globe is a staunch believer of holistic personal development and offers activity- or skill-based volunteering opportunities that can support employee advocacies. Employees are also provided two-day volunteer leaves so they can contribute further to social development.
“Globe has been a responsible corporate citizen from the start. We have been at the forefront of espousing employee engagement by providing more opportunities for them to live out Globe service principles, create a culture of social responsibility and instill a sense of higher purpose. These, in turn, motivate us to be better at work, show malasakit and hopefully, create a positive change in the communities,” said Chelle Gray, Director for Globe Citizenship.
Jose Mariano Fleras, RAH Philippines Executive Director said, “We thank Globe and its employees for helping us alleviate hunger amongst the families displaced by the Marawi siege. Remember that in each meal that you pack, you have given a part of yourself and your love and generosity will be felt by those in need."
The packs of nutritious meals contain rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and fruits, flavoring mix, plus vitamin and mineral sachets.The vitamins are in separate sachets and are only added after cooking to make sure the vitamins and nutrients are not lost due to extreme light or heat.