November 13, 2015
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), Typhoon Lando (International Name: Koppu) was the worst storm to hit the Philippines that brought more than P14 billion damage costs. In those difficult times, various organizations and corporations extended a helping hand to those who were affected by the calamity.
Last October, Uratex donated 470 sets of high- quality mattresses and shirts for the citizens of Pangasinan and Nueva Ecija affected by Typhoon Lando. Spearheaded by Oskie Declines and Mario Garcia from Uratex, the project was focused in the areas of Rosales, Pangasinan and Jaen, Nueva Ecija.
On October 24 – 29, 2015, the Uratex team coordinated with Pangasinan Mayor Susan Casareno and Nueva Ecija Mayor Santiago Austria to visit the Provincial Operations Office, Rosales, Pangasinan and the Municipal Gymnasium of Jaen, Nueva Ecija. Hundreds of family patiently lined up to claim their relief goods, as most of them have completely lost their houses from the calamity.
One of the affected citizens said, “Salamat at may mahihigaan na kaming maayos. (Thank you. we now have a mattress where we can sleep comfortably.)” “It was a great feeling to see the smile on their faces when we handed them the mattresses and the shirts. It gave them a sense of hope,” adds Garcia. “It gives us a sense of fulfillment that we were able to lend a helping hand. We want to let them feel that they are not alone and that they can surpass this difficulty.”