Typhoon Ondoy saw the LT Group in coordinated action from the time it became clear that destruction hit hard heavily populated areas in the metropolis. Much, however, remains to be done even after the storm.
In continuing efforts to ease suffering for the typhoon’s victims, the Tan Yan Kee Foundation and the members of the LT Group have been reaching out to fill in immediate needs.
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MEDICAL MISSION IN BINANGONAN
On November 14, 2009, a medical mission team went to Sitio Wawa and Barangay Tagpos in Binangonan, Rizal.
The team set up the “clinic” at the Grandspan Development Corporation facility, manned by 11 volunteer doctors (including 5 for adult medicine and 6 for pediatrics) from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Grandspan President Alfred Tiu was on hand for the mission.
The foundation provided medicines as well as overall coordination, with Grandspan taking care of registration, patient flow, and the Pharmacy.
Relief packs were also given to the medical mission beneficiaries courtesy of Amen and Karlu Tan-Say.
September to November saw TYK Foundation providing much-needed basic supplies of food, water, linen, slippers, cleaning tools, and others to victims of Ondoy.
RESPONSIVENESS: LT GROUP AND TYK
Tan Yan Kee Foundation’s involvement in social welfare concern is marked by responsiveness, which calls for urgent support and assistance to numerous victims of calamities.
Through the years, the Tan Yan Kee Foundation, Inc. has quietly come to the aid of victims of calamities. “Where needed, when needed” is at the heart of the Foundation’s principle of responsiveness. Far-reaching damage on shelter, food and water supply, as well as needs in the aftermath of calamities are addressed with care and commitment by the Foundation through the leadership of Dr. Lucio C. Tan and full support from the member companies of the Lucio Tan Group.
As the year 2009 came to a close, the effects of the recent typhoon Ondoy continued to be felt in heavily-damaged areas. The destruction it wrought especially in places like Marikina, Pasig, Cainta, and practically the entire Rizal province and nearby localities, such as Laguna, can only perhaps be fully grasped by those who were there to help at the earliest possible time.
Dr. Lucio Tan and his companies with the Tan Yan Kee Foundation were there to respond. A number of employees of the LT Group suffered from the sudden onslaught of the typhoon and also became beneficiaries of TYKF and the Group’s response.