Philippines typhoon relief aid gets industry support

Karen Duncan and the team at RS

Karen Duncan and the team at RS

RS Components is working with the Hope and Aid Direct charity for humanitarian relief efforts, and the distributor will donate  £12,000 worth of end-of-line products to the Philippines for its typhoon relief efforts.

Items to be used in the relief effort include tools, hard hats and other health and safety equipment will be invaluable in the rebuilding of communities in the Philippines.

Behind the initiative is Karen Duncan, Global Asset Manager at RS.

“As a major distributor of a vast range of components and equipment, we inevitably have end-of-line products which need to be disposed of responsibly and what better way than to donate them to charitable relief efforts all over the world,” said Duncan.

In total RS said it will donate around £218,000 worth of end-of-line products to worthy causes.

“The first phase of our donations is destined for the Philippines where the natural disaster has caused loss and devastation on an unimaginable scale,” said Duncan.

“There’s a fair amount of resource required at our end to pick and pack this stock but knowing that Hope and Aid Direct will get it to where it’s needed most certainly makes it worthwhile,” said Duncan.

Donations of 60 generators, 112 Shelterboxes, 70 Disaster and Emergency Life Boxes, 21 tonnes of food and much other valuable aid will be shipped out next week and arriving in the Philippines on 17th January. It will be distributed on Cebu island, where 98%  of buildings have been damaged, including one being used as an evacuation centre.

Roddy Phillip at Hope and Aid Direct said: “It is companies such as RS that allow us to carry out the valuable work we do.”

If you wish to help go to the Hope and Aid Direct website.

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