Mannai Corporation and employees have brought together a contribution of QR 45,000 to help the victims of Philippine typhoon Washi that pounded the Southern Philippines in December 2011.
Mannai and its employees have joined together for a fund drive after Qatar Red Crescent Society’s (QRCS) appeal to help the calamity victims. The donation was handed over through Mr. Ahmed Saleh Al Qahtani, Acting HR & Admin Manager, QRCS, who will in turn to deliver the assistance in cooperation with the Philippines Red Cross.
“It is with great sadness that the Philippines have been bruised again by this calamity. Mannai Corporation and its employees however extend their help by sending monetary contribution through Qatar Red Crescent that will be used in the recovery efforts to rebuild communities in the Philippines’ affected region.” says Alaa Elebiary, Chief HR & Support Officer, Mannai Corporation.
The typhoon has brought heavy rains and strong winds causing massive flooding, landslides and widespread damage in Northern Mindanao area which have left more than thousands of people dead and injured with thousands still missing.
A total of 9,433 houses were totally damaged while 28,049 others were partially damaged. Currently, there are 62 evacuation centers operating to cater to homeless families left by the typhoon.
Mannai’s contributions to the Washi appeal will focus on delivering food, non-food items (shelter and hygiene kits, jerry cans), water, shelter, and health care to more than 5,000 families (25,000 persons) in affected provinces of Northern Mindanao region.
Extending aid to the Philippine typhoon comes as part of Mannai’s continuous initiative to support local and international communities, following the company’s corporate social responsibility programme and social mission.