We have all seen the devastation, misery and sorrow brought about by Typhoon Yolanda. Thousands of Filipino people remain homeless, helpless, and desperate. Their plight is truly heartbreaking and we must do our part, to the best of our capabilities, to ease their pain and eventually recover from this tragedy.
TDG, through the NYK TDG Friendship Foundation (NTFF), is spearheading various relief programs and initially launched a fund drive for the victims.
Today, we are launching the “HELP SAVE LIVES; HELP REBUILD LIVES” Program in partnership with The Net Group (TNG) and Gawad Kalinga (GK) to collect and deliver urgently needed supplies to the affected area by next week.
We are encouraging all TDGers, partners and friends to PLEASE HELP SAVE LIVES; HELP REBUILD LIVES!
The relief goods will be loaded on the NYK-FilJapan Shipping Corporation’s (NYK FJSC) 40” container (total capacity: 18 metric tons). This first shipment will be shipped to Cebu on Wednesday, 2013 November 20. Our NYK FJSC’s Cebu Office will receive the container and turn it over to GawadKalinga Cebu, who will handle the distribution to Ormoc, Leyte.
Kindly deliver the donations preferably in pre-packed, eco-friendly/recyclable plastic bags ready for distribution to individuals. There are no resources at the affected areas to re package items. Each bag should be tightly sealed, and contain as many of the following:
- 3 bottled water (500 ml)
- 2 packs of biscuits (or equivalent to 10 individual packs) or ready-to-eat packs
- 3 foods in foil packs or easy-to-open tin cans (ready-to-eat)
- 15 pcs of candies
- 1 bath soap (small)
- 1 set of toothbrush and toothpaste
- 5 sachets of shampoo
- 2 pieces of candles
- 1 box of match sticks
- Cleaned clothes
The deadline of collection for this first shipment is on Monday, 2013 November 18, 1700H to have enough time to repack items received in bulk.
Drop off points:
1) Net Quad Lobby (4th Ave cor. 30th St.,Bonifacio Global City)
Receiving time: 1200H – 1800H starting Friday, 2013 November 15 until Monday, November 18.
2) TDG Lighthouse Theater (Ground floor Harbour Center, 24th& 25th Port Area Manila)
Receiving time: 1200H – 1900H starting Friday, 2013 November 15 until Monday, November 18.
For cash donations, you may deposit to:
PHL Peso Savings Account
Name: NYK-TDG FRIENDSHIP FOUNDATION, INC. (NTFF)
Name of Bank: Banco de Oro (BDO), TM Kalaw Branch
Account Number: 4510-0414-57
BDO’s Swift Code: BNORPHMM
With Message: DONATION FROM (YOUR NAME)
The proceeds will be allotted to buying relief goods and providing financial assistance to affected fellow TDGers, and other beneficiaries to support recovery and rebuilding efforts.
If you need more information, please contact any of the following:
Ms. Christine G. Ferrer + 63 999 886 1436
Ms. Shing J. Torremana +63 939 915 2611
Ms. Anton G. Narvas +63 947 996 0870
Once again, we appeal to every TDGers kindness and generosity. Let us join together \ and be actively engaged in supporting these relief programs.
J. ROBERTO C. DELGADO
Founder and Group Chairman