BY Deriq T. Bernard
THE Philippine Red Cross received a donation of 21 motorcycles from Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) through Honda Foundation Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of the Honda Group of Companies.
The HPI team, headed by President Susumu Mitsuishi and Executive Consultant Armie Reyes, handed over the motorcycle units, composed of ten TMX125 Alpha and eleven Wave 110 Alpha, to the board members of the PRC, headed by Senator Richard Gordon, the organization’s chairman and CEO.
The project aims to help the PRC in providing quality life-saving service to the community through Honda motorcycles that can serve as the quickest mode of transportation. The motorcycles will also help enable on-time delivery of services to its beneficiaries and donors, especially during emergency situations. A total of 104 motorcycle units will be donated to PRC distributed to all PRC chapters nationwide.
“Honda has always been committed to helping important institutions, like the Philippine Red Cross, in achieving advocacies that save lives. We also consider this project as our way of giving back to the community,” Mitsuishi said.
As a premier humanitarian organization, the PRC is committed to providing quality life-saving services that protect the life and dignity, especially of indigent Filipinos in vulnerable situations. At present, the organization provides six major services: blood services, disaster management, safety, health, social services, Red Cross Youth, and Volunteer Services.
“The Honda Family is grateful for this opportunity to help and collaborate with the Philippine Red Cross in the best way we can as we share the same dream of providing better quality lives for Filipinos,” Mitsuishi added.
The donation project is also in line with Honda’s One Dream campaign, which aims to make Honda products serve as tools in achieving one’s dream and to unite all Filipinos through meaningful projects and activities.