Photographed by Ed Simon


Keeping hope afloat: One Mega Group thanks #RisePH donors

Days after a call for donations, One Mega Group’s #RisePH successfully distributed care packages to victims of Typhoon Ulysses

  • November 24, 2020

Images depicting submerged homes, neighborhoods, and barangays circulated all over the internet during the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses. It was recorded that the typhoon affected a total of 1262 barangays and 1006 of these experienced flooding. News reports and social media photos have shown how various cities and areas were submerged in water, with only the roofs of the residences left visible. The devastation it brought drove many companies, groups, and individual citizens to organize donation drives and relief efforts for the 8000 Filipino families who lost their homes due to flood water. One Mega Group answered the call to help through #RisePH, a relief effort that aims to provide care packages for typhoon victims. The company called for support last 13 November 2020, accepting both cash and in-kind donations. More than a week after, #RisePH was able to raise a total of P 116, 611.84.

Care packages for families in affected Pasig City barangays. Photographed by Floyd Jhocson

READ MORE: Unsinkable bayanihan: One Mega Group Relief Operations calls for donations for Typhoon Ulysses victims 

The total cash and in-kind #RisePH collection amounted to 500 relief packages. Each contained 3 kilos of rice, 6 packs of instant noodles, 2 cans of tuna, 3 cans of sardines, 1 bottled water, 5 face masks, and 5 sachets of coffee. One Mega Group collaborated with Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto’s Pasig Rescue Emergency Disaster Center to distribute the care packages to 500 families residing in affected barangays within the city, such as Maybunga and Santolan. 

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Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto with One Mega Group President and CEO Archie Carrasco (second to the left) and One Mega Group Brand Managers and Department Heads. Photographed by Floyd Jhocson

The company extends its sincere gratitude to these 17 #RisePH donors and to the 11 donors who chose to remain anonymous: 

Dong Ronquillo

Vern Enciso

Geewel Fluster

Jose John Santos III

Jerwin Design

Ellyse Ilagan

High Sorority Couture

Marga Nograles

Tina Cuevas

Rhodalyn Aldenese

Kathlyn Joi Balmelero

Blumentritt BR

Merly Canaria

Jhon and Jet Torres Salvador

Lala Sapida

Michelle Martin

Patricia Aguirre

One Mega Group acknowledges and recognizes all those who generously supported #RisePH. Let us continue to assist in rebuilding the nation and reforming our landscape, building a better normal for all. 

 

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