EXTENDING a helping hand, SM Foundation Inc. through the Operation Tulong Express served as one of the responders to flood affected families by giving immediate assistance to communities in form of relief goods.
As the low pressure area continue to enhance the monsoon rains the past few weeks, SM Foundation Inc., Operaion Tulong Express (SMFI-OPTE) in partnership with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sent out volunteers from SM City Pampanga and SM Savemore Market Apalit to distribute Kalinga Packs goods which consists of bottled mineral water, rice, ready-to-eat meals, instant noodles and detergent bar soaps to flooded areas in its neighboring barangays benefi ting 1,500 affected families.
In the City of San Fernando, SM Pampanga headed by Assistant Mall Managers Raquel Chua and Jerwin Jalandoni in partnership with Vice Mayor Jimmy Lazatin went on a house-to-house distribution of relief goods threading the thigh-high deep waters in the still flooded Barangay Sta. Monica and Barangay Pandaras. While in other municipalities, SM in partnership with the local government and social workers of each municipalities visited affected families in evacuation areas of Bacolor, Sto. Tomas, Apalit and Macabebe.
SM Foundation Inc. is the heart of the SM Group of Companies focused on social inclusion by nurturing and caring for the underserved communities where SM is present. SM Foundation was established in 1983 by Henry Sy Sr. and Felicidad T. Sy, anchored on its founding principle of PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.
We arew commited to serve by supporting and empowering our host communites through education, healthcare, shelter, disaster response, farmer’s training, environmental programs and care for person with disabilities. We work in hand with our communities to creatre opportunites and improve lives.