Gawad Kalinga Canada 2015

On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Typhoon Yolanda) slammed into the Philippines affecting approximately 11 million people located in several provinces in the Visayas region. Thousands of lives were lost, with a large number of injuries and destruction of property and infrastructure. Gawad Kalinga Philippines immediately mobilized its volunteers sending them to devastated areas to help in the relief activities. Gawad Kalinga Canada (GKC) initiated fundraising campaigns, in partnerships with businesses and other organizations.

On November 28, 2015 Gawad Kalinga hosted an event at One King West. The organization invited fundraising partners, business partners and MPs - they reported on the completion of 106 new homes that were built for families in Palo, Leyte. Luminus Financial contributed to the creation of these homes by presenting a donation in the amount of $2500 to Gawad Kalinga

The most meaningful part of the afternoon was when we heard from the families and survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. They were so grateful and full of emotion – the continuation of these families’ livelihood were reliant on our and Kawad Galinga’s support. Thanks for being an inspiration of hope and transformation, Gawad Kalinga.

From left to right: Joanna Cheng (Luminus Member Relations Manager), Alfredo “Pidoy” Pacis (Chairman Gawad Kalinga Canada) and Luis Oquinena (Executive Director of GK Philippines.)

 

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