CleanTech Launches Taal Relief Drive
Following the Taal eruption last January 2020, the CleanTech Foundation quickly mobilized its teams to aid in the relief efforts. From January to March, the Foundation and its partners worked to provide immediate assistance to those affected by the eruption, especially to those who had lost their homes, property, and income from the damage brought by the ashfall.
Working closely with the Batangas Provincial Relief Operations and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, the Foundation was able to determine the locations and number of evacuees, and what items were needed. The company was then able to donate a variety of relief goods, including rice, canned food, instant noodles, snacks, soap, shampoo, toothpaste, sanitary pads, mats, mattresses, blankets, towels, laundry detergent, drying lines, and laundry bleach.
In addition to the aid coming from CleanTech itself, the Foundation also transported donations coming from partner organizations, including those from the Learning Links Academy, and the Philippines Science High School Parent Teachers Association. On top of in-kind donations, the program was also able to receive monetary donations from friends (individuals within our network) and our partners in the industry such as Sungrow, AKCOME, Global Electric Development, and MN Electro.
Thanks to the collective effort made by various groups and organizations, the project was able to launch five different trips to five different communities, providing aid to a total of 1,200 families.