The Ascott Limited In The Philippines Supports World Vision’s Typhoon Yolanda Relief Response
To support local efforts, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Ascott’s parent company, CapitaLand, launches online donation drive
World Vision's relief efforts aim to provide food, blankets, mosquito nets, tarps, hygiene kits and emergency shelter to nearly 400,000 typhoon victims. The child-focused humanitarian agency has also started setting up child-friendly spaces in the badly hit provinces to help children recover from the trauma and regain a sense of normalcy following the disaster.
From 18 November to 22 December 2013, World Vision will be accepting cash donations from their booths located in the lobby of Ascott's serviced residences – Ascott Makati in Ayala Center, Somerset Millennium Makati in Legaspi Village and Somerset Olympia Makati along Makati Avenue. Donations may also be made online through www.worldvision.org.ph.
Ascott's local staff have extended support to the typhoon victims through their time and donations. About 40 employees volunteered daily for one week in the packing of relief goods bound for Tacloban and an internal fundraising drive is underway.
In support of the local fundraising efforts, CapitaLand Hope Foundation has launched an online donation drive. For every electronic Christmas greeting card sent from the website www.capitaland.com/cards from 20 November till 31 December 2013, CapitaLand Hope Foundation will donate PHP70 (SGD2) to World Vision.
Mr Arthur Gindap, Ascott's Regional General Manager for the Philippines and Thailand, said, "The onslaught of typhoon Yolanda has caused tremendous damage and resulted in the loss of thousands of lives. Together with strong support from CapitaLand Hope Foundation, we hope to provide life-saving essentials to affected families through World Vision and at the same time send a strong message that they are not alone. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this trying time."
Supporting disaster relief efforts is one of the ways Ascott does its part for the communities which it operates in. With the support of CapitaLand Hope Foundation, Ascott has extended emergency relief to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, the Sumatra earthquake in Indonesia and typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana) in the Philippines in 2009.
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About The Ascott Limited
The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international serviced residence owner-operators. It has over 30,000 operating serviced residence units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, as well as over 22,000 units which are under development, making a total of more than 52,000 units in over 300 properties. The company operates three award-winning brands – Ascott, Citadines and Somerset, along with The Crest Collection and lyf. Ascott"s portfolio spans more than 100 cities across 29 countries.
Ascott, a wholly owned subsidiary of CapitaLand Limited, pioneered Asia Pacific's first international-class serviced residence with the opening of The Ascott Singapore in 1984. Today, the company boasts over 30 years of industry track record and award-winning serviced residence brands that enjoy recognition worldwide.
Ascott"s achievements have been recognised internationally. Recent awards include DestinAsian Readers" Choice Awards 2017 for "Best Serviced Residence Brand"; TTG China Travel Awards 2017 for "Best Serviced Residence Operator in China"; World Travel Awards 2016 for "Leading Serviced Apartment Brand" in Asia, Europe and the Middle East; Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2016 for "Best Serviced Residence Brand"; Business Traveller Middle East Awards 2016 for "Best Serviced Apartment Company"; Business Traveller UK Awards 2016 for "Best Serviced Apartment Company" and Business Traveller China Awards 2016 for "Best Serviced Residence Brand". For a full list of awards, please visit www.theascott.com/ascottlimited/awards.html.
About CapitaLand Limited
CapitaLand is one of Asia"s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it is an owner and manager of a global portfolio worth more than S$78 billion as at 31 December 2016, comprising integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices, homes, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and funds. Present across more than 130 cities in over 20 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as Vietnam and Indonesia.
CapitaLand"s competitive advantage is its significant asset base and extensive market network. Coupled with extensive design, development and operational capabilities, the Group develops and manages high-quality real estate products and services. It also has one of the largest investment management businesses in Asia and a stable of five REITs listed in Singapore and Malaysia – CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.
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