SM OPERATION TULONG EXPRESS EXTENDED HELP TO TYPHOON FALCON AFFECTED FAMILIES.
SM Group of Companies through SM Foundation and SM City Marilao gave relief goods to more than 600 distressed families in Brgy. Lambakin and Brgy. Ibayo in Marilao, Bulacan. (Inset) Though raining and surrounded by floodwater team from SM City Marilao headed by mall manager Ms. Marie Bernadette D. Velasco and team from SM Foundation headed by project director Mr. Bob Navida assiduously hand out pack of goods to the recipients of SM Operation Tulong Express in Marilao.
Despite heavy rains and flooded roads, SM Group of Companies through its SM Foundation and SM City Marilao brought relief goods to affected families of typhoon Falcon last June 25, 2011 at barangay Lambakin and Ibayo both in the town of Marilao. More than 600 families benefited from the Operation Tulong Express of SM Foundation.
They hand out pack of loaf bread, sardines, noodles, detergent soap, pail, clean t-shirts and water to affected families of the two barangay.
Present during the distribution were Mayor Peping Guillermo of Marilao, mall manager of SM City Marilao - Ms. Marie Bernadette D. Velasco, project director of SM Foundation - Mr. Bob Navida and employees of SM City Marilao and SM Foundation.
According to the officials of the recipient barangay, they are very grateful to the assistance extended by SM Foundation in their communities. Majority of their barangay is submerged in knee high floodwater and it will be hard for the residents to go to the grocery to buy stuff for their basic needs.
SM Foundation is the socio civic arm of the SM Group of Companies through which it helps the less fortunate in the communities it serves. These are areas within the vicinity of SM department stores and supermalls that need assistance.
Last 2009, the town of Marilao is one of the municipalities hardly hit by the typhoon Ondoy and SM Foundation is one of the first to proffered help to affected families in the area.