[Editor’s note: SM Supermalls’ continue to provide help and support to Filipinos affected by calamities. Below is their story.]
SM Supermalls and SM Foundation, through its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE) program, has provided immediate relief assistance to residents affected by Typhoon Ulysses in Cagayan and other affected areas.
SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown donated two truckloads of bottled water which were received by Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano and Vice Mayor Bienvenido De Guzman. The donations were brought to Cathedral Gym and East Central Elementary School which served as evacuation centers for flood-stricken residents. Hot meals were also distributed to some 300 residents.
“At SM, we will continue to reach out to as many communities as we can and help them bounce back. We urge everyone to join us as we extend a helping hand to those who are greatly affected by this calamity,” said SM Supermalls President Steven Tan.
This effort forms part of OPTE, a social good program of SM Foundation in collaboration with SM Supermalls and SM Markets to address the needs of communities during calamities and crises.
To those who wish to send help SM through Philippine National Red Cross is only accepting cash donation. No in-kind donations will be accepted to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Donations can be deposited to the following BDO account:
Account name: Philippine National Red Cross
Peso savings: 00-453-0190938
Dollar savings: 10-453-0039482
Swift code: BNORPHMM