No Filipino is too far to be extended help— J&T Express Philippines
J&T Express Philippines has been continuously responding to social needs of our fellow countrymen. Furthermore, they answered the call for help of the thousands of Filipino families who, while coping with the pandemic, got severely affected by the series of typhoons that hit the country recently.
So far, they have spent over 10 million for the CSR efforts, including the free mobilization for frontliners in which they called ‘Bayanihan’ this initiative was arranged to help win the fight against COVID-19 and they have also provided relief goods to Bicol, Catanduanes, Isabela and Cagayan Valley.
Close to three million Filipinos were affected by the typhoon, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), many of which continue to be stranded in evacuation centers.
“When the typhoon hit, we saw an opportunity to use our existing e-logistics network, because there is no Filipino who is too far or too hard-to-reach to be extended help,” said J&T Vice-President Zoe Chi. “At J&T, we believe that if you have the means, then it’s only right that you do what you can to help.”
Over 8 tons of rice, almost 9,000 liters of bottled water, and around 4,000 food packs were distributed over the past few weeks throughout Luzon to bolster the nation-wide recovery response for Typhoon Ulysses.
In partnership with the Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, the Philippine Red Cross, the various local governments, and the 901st Coast Guard Auxiliary Squadron of Albay, J&T’s relief efforts were able to reach victims from the Bicol region, Laguna, Pampanga, and all the way to Isabela.
Prior to the spate of tropical typhoons that have recently ravaged the nation, J&T had been running its Certified Lokalista Campaign, an initiative that seeks to promote the purchase of regional products from Filipino small-to-medium-sized enterprises.
“The spirit of bayanihan is at the core of our business. Logistics firms can only ever be successful when their clients are doing well, and now we seek to take that idea a little further by helping the nation recover as fast as it can, so we can all enjoy a prosperous future together,” said Chi.