Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Delta Air Lines Donation for Typhoon Survivors

In coordination with the Philippines Honorary Consul General of Atlanta, Ray Donato, the Atlanta based Delta Air Lines donated the following items to benefit typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) survivors:

30,000 Amenity Kits
2,500 toothbrushes/toothpaste
2,500 socks
5,010 blankets
1,008 bottles of 1.5L water

The 3 shipments arrived on November 29, 30 and December 1, 2013 in Manila. Thru Galing Foundation, Inc. Mindanao Outreach, we were able to recommend You Against Corruption and Poverty (YACAP) Foundation which is also a Party-List of the Philippines House of Congress as the partner for relief distribution. To be cleared tax free from the Bureau of Customs, YACAP Foundation thru the efforts of Congresswoman Carol Lopez facilitated the proper documentation with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Office (DSWDO).  "This Wednesday, 29th of January, we will have a formal turnover of the relief goods in Congress. It will be participated by about 25 congressmen, both House officials and district congressmen of Leyte and Samar and the flooded areas in Mindanao. This will be covered by media. The  Speaker of the House will be there as well." - Congresswoman Lopez

Delta Air Lines is one of the world’s largest airlines, with hubs in Atlanta, Amsterdam, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita.  Delta and Delta Connection carriers offer service to 330 destinations in 65 countries and serve more than 160 million passengers each year. Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft.  As a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years.  Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground.

Maraming salamat (thank you) Mr. Marshall Resnik, Manager for Catering Assets of Delta Air Lines for facilitating the said donations.

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