The SGV Foundation donated P500,000 to the Vivant Foundation in Cebu on 24 December 2021 to aid in the relief efforts for victims of typhoon Odette.
SGV Cebu Volunteers repacking goods for Odette victims
Funds were used to purchase rice, assorted canned goods, water, generator sets, and fuel for affected residents in the provinces of Cebu and Palawan. These items were distributed among residents in the towns of Cordova and Moalboal and the cities of Carcar, Toledo, Mandaue, and Cebu.
SGV Cebu volunteers who helped repack goods for distribution on 8 January 2022 were Maureen Rae Friolo, Sanhica Chantahl Pacquiao, Nicole-Kate Trumata, Sybille Grace Dublico, Jamaica Ponce, Shania Shahane Mayol, Hannah Joyce P. Miranda, Robel Ryster Murillo, Stella Mariz Abayhon, and Aimee B. Raagas. Proper health protocols such as antigen testing were observed onsite to ensure the volunteers’ safety.
As of January 2022, the Vivant Foundation continued to gather additional funds to provide further assistance to victims of typhoon Odette. It is also supporting the Cebu Electric Cooperative III (CEBECO III) crew’s re-energizing efforts in midwest Cebu by delivering boxes of canned goods and distilled drinking water.
Meanwhile, the SGV Foundation also provided financial assistance to affected SGVeans and donated funds to other organizations conducting relief operations for Odette victims such as the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), the Aboitiz Foundation, Caritas Manila, the Ateneo de Manila University, the Rotary Club of Makati, and the PASAR Foundation.