Globe helps dis­placed Marawi fam­i­lies

Sun.Star Davao - - BILLBOARD -

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.

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