Ayala companies across the group continue to contribute additional relief efforts for thousands of families devastated by the on-going eruption of Taal Volcano since it started spewing volcanic ash on January 12, 2020, being on the move for over a week with multiple donation drives with volunteer employees helping pack and deliver critical aid to evacuees.
On January 20, AC Motors and Ayala Foundation employees delivered relief items carried in a convoy of 30 vehicles from Volkswagen, KIA, Maxus, KTM, Honda and Isuzu and part of the delivery convoy were 10 brand new KIA K2500 Kargo vehicles turned over to the Batangas provincial government for deployment to evacuation sites that need them the most with three of the vehicles have already been dispatched to the municipalities of San Nicolas, San Luis and Mataas Na Kahoy.
AC Motors, Ayala’s automotive unit under AC Industrials, canceled its annual media thanksgiving event last week and instead reallocated the fund to procure emergency goods such as blankets, mattresses, sleeping mats, slippers, towels and other hygiene products.
Separately, Ayala Foundation’s volunteers at the CENTEX school in Batangas provided meals for families staying at the Bauan Central School, West Bauan Elementary School, and Manghinao Elementary School on January 16. With its partner, GMA Kapuso Foundation and Manila Water Foundation, they distributed relief items, including hygiene kits, food, and water, to evacuees staying at Alagao Elementary School and Inicbulan Elementary School, also in Bauan.
Similarly, employees of AyalaLand Malls Inc, Ayala Land Hotels and Resorts, and Ayala Land Offices, brought and distributed relief items on January 18 to 248 families in Brgy. San Antonio, Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Donations included sleeping mats, blankets and food items, and were procured through employees’ personal cash donations.