Three months have passed since the
Philippines was hit by torrential rains, violent winds, floods and storm surges
due to Typhoon Odette (international name Rai). Overnight, the Typhoon
displaced thousands of families, resulting in billions worth of damages as the
country is still recovering from the effects of the pandemic. Since then, World
Vision ambassadors continue to show their support for typhoon-affected
communities through heartfelt activities to help raise funds for World Vision’s
Ogie Alcasid held a fundraising
concert entitled Online Caroling for a Cause; Quest held the Bagong
Yugto fundraising concert through Facebook Live in partnership with When In Manila;
Christine and Julius Babao organized ArtReach 2021, a fundraising auction held
by their Art PH advocacy in partnership with Art Rocks; and other World Vision
ambassadors such as Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Joyce Pring, Juancho Trivino, and
Marc Nelson provided donations to the relief efforts.
With support from ambassadors and corporate partners, World Vision was able to assist nearly 11,000 families from typhoon-affected areas such as Bohol, Cebu, Negros Occidental and Surigao del Norte from December 2021 to February 2022. As of March 2022, the organization is shifting to the early recovery phase of its Typhoon Odette Response Plan. With 1,400 families and counting assisted in Dinagat Island, World Vision is expanding its efforts to assist communities from Southern Leyte and Siargao with support from ADH, HK SAR, and UNFPA.
“I love supporting World Vision
because the moment the typhoon hit, the moment it caused the catastrophe, World
Vision went there right away. Now is the best time to be selfless. It takes
only a little amount to support the future through World Vision,” shared World
Vision Ambassador Quest during his online fundraising concert.
Other corporate and church partners
who supported World Vision’s Odette response include American Wire and Cable
Co., Analog Devices Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Beepo, Inc., Ben Line
Agencies, BSI Group Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Coca-Cola Foundation, Department
of Energy-Employees Association, Deped Tudela, Emerson Electric, Emerson
Electric (Asia) Limited – ROHQ, Entrepreneurs’ Organization Member Services
Centre, Favor Church, GCash, GrabPay, Hans Paper Corporation, HC Consumer
Philippines, Investagrams, Isla LPG, JCCM, Lamudi Philippines Inc., Lazada
Philippines, Lyf Homes Development Corp., Market Innovation Internationale
Inc., Metrobank Card, Microsourcing Philippines Inc., Northern Trust, Novateur
Coffee Concepts Inc., PayMaya Philippines, Inc., Procter & Gamble, PUBG
Mobile Philippines, RCBC Bankard, Rogan Builders and Development Corp., SFUC
Group, Shopee Philippines Inc., Top Data, Victory Fort, Willis Towers Watson,
Word for the World Mandaluyong, and Xiaomi Philippines.
"Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines is committed to helping underserved Filipinos especially in times of crisis. In collaboration with World Vision, we were able to reach families in Cebu affected by Typhoon Odette. We are grateful for this partnership through which we are able to help communities cope after natural disasters,” said Cecile Alcantara, Coca-Cola Foundation President.
“We at World Vision are
thankful to our corporate partners, to our celebrity ambassadors and to
everyone who supported children and families affected by Typhoon Odette. With
your help, we were able to assist a total of 47,302 individuals including
16,875 children in various communities. Your prayers, kindness and generosity
encourage us to continue helping others rebuild communities and provide a safer
place for children to thrive,” said World Vision National Director Rommel V.
more information and how you can support World Vision’s Emergency Response,
please visit www.worldvision.org.ph