Royal Dutch Shell plc is donating US$2.5 million, in response to the catastrophic typhoon Haiyan that struck the Philippines. The donation from the Shell Group will be used for rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts in the areas badly hit by typhoon Haiyan, as a way of providing long-term assistance for the affected communities.
Shell companies in the Philippines (SciP) Country Chairman Edgar Chua said, “The extensive loss of lives and damage to property brought about by Haiyan has again mobilised the local and international community to assist in relief and rehabilitation efforts providing hope for survivors to rebuild their lives. Recognising the seriousness of the catastrophe, the Shell Group is providing $2.5 million donation, on top of fund raising activities by various Shell offices worldwide."
In addition, Shell companies in the Philippines have donated Php 30M (approx US$750,000) to its partner organisations Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC), ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation-DZMM TLC and GMA Kapuso Foundation to extend immediate relief such as food and water, medicine and personal hygiene products, medical supplies and medical missions, and fuel assistance to impacted communities.
Shell say that their retail stations all over the country have also been mobilised as drop-off points for all in-kind donations.