MANILA -- Procter & Gamble Distributing (Phils.), Inc. has pledged P67 million worth of product donations to various charitable organizations as part of relief operations in areas hit by super typhoon "Yolanda."
This includes personal care and household products like soap, shampoo, sanitary pad, diaper, laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid and batteries.
In the aftermath of the typhoon, the company reached out to affected families to give them basic items to help restore a sense of normalcy.
“The devastation in many parts of the Visayas is heartbreaking. As a company that has been in the Philippines over the last 78 years, it is our duty to help alleviate the situation of Filipinos in need,” Sumeet Vohra, P&G president and general manager, said.
P&G also worked with ABS-CBN's Sagip Kapamilya by providing trucks to distribute relief goods in Tacloban City and surrounding areas.
Working with World Vision and Save the Children, the company also distributed over 1 million sachets of water purifier, which helps eliminate parasites, bacteria and pollutants in water, making it safe to drink.
P&G also organized AidCouture, a Philippine Red Cross sale of second-hand designer clothes that are not appropriate for disaster victims. The company provided free laundry services for the items.
Proceeds of the sale helped raise an additional P500,000 which will be used to buy additional food and medicine.