Ascott And Capitaland Hope Foundation Donate Php1.87 Million To World Vision’s Typhoon Yolanda Relief And Rehabilitation Operations
Mr Arthur Gindap, Ascott's Regional General Manager for the Philippines and Thailand, said: "We are deeply grateful for the overwhelming support we've received from our residents, local staff and colleagues abroad for our donation drive to aid the victims of typhoon Yolanda through World Vision. Together with CapitaLand Hope Foundation, we hope that our contribution will help in rebuilding the lives of the people affected."
Mr Gindap added: "Aside from financial aid, about 40 of our employees have volunteered daily for one week in the packing of relief goods bound for Tacloban. We are also planning to go to Tacloban to assist World Vision in the construction of new homes."
Mr Tan Seng Chai, CapitaLand Limited's Group Chief Corporate Officer and CapitaLand Hope Foundation's Executive Director, said: "Typhoon Yolanda unfortunately affected the livelihoods of thousands in the Philippines. Many of the victims are children. We hope that these donations can help to bring some relief during this difficult time and contribute towards rebuilding the lives of these children and their families. The reliefs, which include basic necessities such as food, water and shelter, will hopefully bring them comfort and hope. These efforts reinforce CapitaLand Hope Foundation's commitment to promote social growth and development of underprivileged children in their education, healthcare and shelter needs."
Since launching its relief response, World Vision has distributed food, non-food items such as blankets and mosquito nets, hygiene kits and shelter kits to over 105,000 families in seven provinces. To ease traumas following disasters, the child-focused humanitarian agency has also set up 45 child-friendly spaces that have benefitted close to 15,000 children.
Mr Jun Godornes, World Vision's Associate Director for National Resource Development said: "World Vision is truly grateful to the people of Ascott and CapitaLand Hope Foundation, for their hearts and generosity to share hope with thousands of the survivors. With your support and prayers, you have enabled World Vision to reach about 570,000 typhoon survivors in the hardest hit areas of Cebu, Samar, Leyte, Iloilo, Capiz, Antique and Aklan. With your continued partnership, we can help people rebuild their homes, livelihood, and ensure the well-being of children through interventions in education and health."
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 also extended emergency relief to victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011,the Sumatra earthquake in Indonesia and typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines in 2009. Ascott in the Philippines also donated relief items for the victims of the earthquake in Bohol and Cebu in October 2013.
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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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