May 21, 2024
 
construction supplies

SMFI hands over lumber and other construction supplies to residents of Brgy. Bolo, Tiwi, Albay. UNIQLO Philippines, in collaboration with SMFI, UNIQLO Philippines donated the roofing materials to typhoon-stricken communities in Bicol.

Letsgoph.com | Due to its location and geographic features, the Bicol region is vulnerable to typhoons. Just this year, about eight typhoons have hit the area, causing significant damage to properties – forcing residents to leave their homes.

Responding to the needs of Filipino communities, UNIQLO Philippines, in collaboration with SM Foundation (SMFI), distributed construction supplies to victims of recent typhoons in the Bicol region. Through the partnership, residents of Brgy. Bolo, Tiwi, Albay received nails, sealant, plywood, lumber, and other roofing materials.

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Collaborating for social good. A resident of Brgy. Bolo, Tiwi, Albay, smiles and poses for a photo as he receives roofing materials from SMFI and UNIQLO Philippines. Since 2021, the collaboration of the two organizations has been able to help over 1000 families affected by various typhoons and calamities.

Since 2021, this collab for social good effort has been able to help over 1,000 families affected by various disasters get back on their feet by aiding them in rebuilding their homes, including Bicolanos.

Meanwhile, SMFI and Uniqlo Philippines have been working together to spread social good in communities since 2012.

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SM Foundation Inc. (SMFI) employee assists a resident of Brgy. Bolo, Tiwi, Albay, in distributing roofing materials last Sept. 9, 2022.

Aside from the continuous run of its social good programs, which all intend to improve the quality of life of Filipinos, SMFI—the corporate social responsibility arm of the SM group—also actively partners with organizations and government agencies to further strengthen its reach to those in the grassroots communities.

To learn more about SMFI, its collaboration with UNIQLO Philippines, and more social good stories, visit https://www.sm-foundation.org/ or their Facebook page.

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