SM City Clark on Monday formally turned over to SM Cares funds for three houses in the SM Foundation’s Typhoon Yolanda housing project.
The funds came from donations at this year’s Pyrofest held at SM City Clark only last month.
In simple ceremonies, Junias Eusebio, SM regional operations manager for North Luzon 4, handed over a photo cut-out of three houses symbolic of the donation to SM Cares consultant Elena Horn.
“Yung donations ng SM Clark maipaparating natin sa mga kababayan natin na nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda two years ago,” Horn said in her brief message. “Pasko na naman so it’s time to give back. So thank you for this very good gesture of SM Clark.”
SM Foundation has committed itself to build 1,000 houses for the survivors of the supertyphoon.
“We have allocated the number (of houses) in the hardest-hit areas, thus: 200 in Cebu, 200 in Iloilo, 200 in Ormoc and 400 in Tacloban,” said Horn.
Horn said that with the support of SM megamalls’ partners, tenants, customers and supporters, the 1,000 target houses are expected to be completed by March next year.
On hand at the turnover were Assistant Mall Manager Aaron Montenegro, Marketing Manager Joanna Sese and PR Manager Venus A. Manalang, all of SM City Clark and a contingent of the Philippine Air Force that took part in the rescue, relief and rehabilitation efforts in the Yolanda-struck areas.