J.P. Morgan employees mobilize to help flood victims in the Philippines
Aug 31, 2012
J.P. Morgan employees have mobilized to help flood victims in the Philippines this month after days of torrential rainfall that has affected more than two million people.
The firm collected food and supplies and helped coordinate a 48-hour volunteer relief operation in coordination with development organization World Vision Philippines. Efforts helped flood victims in various communities in Taguig City – a region of the capital Manila.
Heavy rains and winds have swept the Philippines in recent weeks after Tropical Storm Saola pushed past it before reaching Taiwan and China. Flood waters have inundated areas including Manila and neighboring provinces.
The firm responded immediately to the crisis by collecting donations in-kind, pledging $45,000 to World Vision Philippines through regional efforts and $5,500 through the firm’s Global Employee Engagement & Volunteerism initiative. J.P. Morgan also organized a large-scale volunteer activity, mobilizing more than 500 employees to prepare meals, package rice, supplies and relief goods, and distribute care packages to the most affected areas.