RedDoorz, the Philippines’ leading hotel management and booking platform, connected with two of the country’s leading humanitarian organizations – the Philippine Red Cross and World Vision – to provide assistance to the thousands of residents affected by the recent Taal Volcano eruption.
RedDoorz supported the Philippine Red Cross, the country’s largest humanitarian organization, by donating thousands of blankets, bottled water and hygiene kits containing soap, shampoo, and dental packs – some of the most essential requirements, to those affected by the recent volcanic eruption. The Philippine Red Cross was among the first responders on-ground to help the thousands of affected residents in Batangas province.
“We thank RedDoorz their donations relative to the continuous relief effort of Philippine Red Cross to the affected families and individuals of the recent Taal Volcano eruption,” said Philippine Red Cross Cavite Chapter administrative officer Rowell Jarin.
RedDoorz also extended their help to World Vision, a global humanitarian organization which aims to improve the lives of families and communities, by providing monetary assistance for its on-going relief operations. World Vision, known for caring for underprivileged children, started a monetary donation drive to provide evacuees with hygiene kits, dust masks, drinking water, and to build child-friendly spaces to help children cope with the distress of the calamity.
As for the largest non-profit organization in the Philippines, World Vision Executive Director Rommel Forte said, “World Vision is committed to support the families, especially the children, who are in a difficult situation because of the eruption. Our response team is already on the ground and will also be distributing hygiene kits, plastic mats, blankets, drinking water and other emergency essentials in the coming days.”
“Our properties in Tagaytay have been affected and the communities we serve there have been badly affected as well. We partnered with Red Cross and World Vision in their relief operations so we can extend help not just to our Tagaytay communities but to also let the residents and evacuees feel a semblance of comfort in the evacuation centers. In times like these when so many people have lost homes, belongings, livelihoods and have to deal with hunger and exposure to the elements, we need to come together as one community to help those in need.” said RedDoorz’s Country Marketing Head, Raenald De Jesus.
Residents of cities and municipalities near the main crater of Taal Volcano were forced to leave their homes due to the volcanic activities and the threat of more explosions. More than 50,000 residents of towns from Batangas and Cavite had been staying in evacuation centers since Sunday, January 12.