LG SUPPORTS LG SOLAR SYSTEM, CASH DONATION, AND SERVICE CAMP AMOUNTED USD 610,000 TO YOLANDA VICTIMS
Philippine Red Cross Chairman Mr. Richard Gordon and LG Electronics Managing Director Mr. Sung Woo Nam
MANILA, Nov. 13, 2013 – Global top technology innovator LG Electronics has pledged to support the distraught victims of the severe Yolanda typhoon by giving $500,000 (approximately PHP 22 million). The cash donation was coursed through Red Cross Philippines.
To address the issue of electricity shortage, LG Electronics as one of the top Solar Panel manufacturer also committed to install its Solar System by LG Electronics Philippines worth $ 100,000 (approximately P 4.3 million) in major evacuation centers. Solar power generation is one of the most environment-friendly renewable sources of electricity. Upon installation, LG Solar Panels can directly convert sunlight to electricity, while the accompanying charge controller, batteries, inverter, and loads will be able to sustain it. This activity will be done in cooperation with the Department of Energy.
LG Solar Panel sample photo in Palawan City Hall
In addition, LG employees have made their own individual contributions and raised a total of $10,000 (approximately P440, 000).
When the overwhelming situation stabilizes, LG will undergo community rehabilitation with “LG Service Camp”, an annual CSR program dedicated to victims of calamities. Now on its third year, LG Service Camp will offer free appliance/mobile phone cleaning and repair to all affected LG customers. LG employee volunteers will also extend services to Medical Missions and free Labada Days. Donations of LG TVs and washing machines to evacuation centers will help make the evacuees’ stay more comfortable while waiting for their homes to be restored.
“Typhoon Yolanda is said to be the strongest and most catastrophic typhoon in the world for 2013,” Mr. Sung Woo Nam, Managing Director of LG Electronics Philippines stated. “It has affected thousands of Filipinos and caused them insurmountable levels of distress. As a unified corporation and community, we will do all we can to help them rise above this adversity.”
Philippine Red Cross Volunteers together with LG Electronics Executives