Weeks following the onslaught of tropical storm Agaton over Eastern Visayas mid-April, communities continue to bear brunt of the impact with many still displaced and in need of aid. Responding to calls for assistance, country’s leading express delivery company, J&T Express and top global technology brand realme organized a joint relief operation for the residents in Brgy. Buenavista, Abuyog, Leyte which was among the worst- hit towns at the hands of the typhoon.
J&T Express and realme provided hygiene kits and realme Powerbank 2 with 10,000 mAh battery capacity to over 220 affected families who barely receive assistance due to their remote location.
“In time of adversities, especially on what happened to the residents of Abuyog, Leyte, it breaks our hearts to see how the people suffered in this kind of situation. Without hesitation, J&T Express took the opportunity to give its helping hand as we believe in the spirit of “bayanihan”. We are also thankful for our partner, realme, for working with us on this initiative for the people in Leyte.” Zoe Chi, Vice President of J&T Express, said.
The relief operation was supported by the local government of Abuyog with Mayor Lemuel Gin Traya of Abuyog, Leyte in attendance in the distribution activity. The joint effort was also assisted by MSWDO Bernarda Belacho and Brgy. Buenavista Chairman, Pio Alvero, together with the Philippine National Police officers of Abuyog.
“No effort is small during these tough times. In line with realme’s commitment to give back and pay it forward, we’ve joined forces with J&T to provide our realme Powerbank 2 to help power up the families’ mobile devices since electricity lines are down in the area. We hope that these powerbanks can help them communicate with their loved ones and get back to their daily lives soon. We are grateful that we were able to help these families support their most urgent needs.” Austine Huang, VP for Marketing of realme, said. The residents of Brgy. Buenavista expressed their gratitude through their warm smiles.
Prior to this activity, J&T Express has already extended logistical support to facilitate fast delivery of in-kind donations by several NGOs and partners in affected provinces despite tough conditions and inaccessible roads. J&T Express has always been an advocate of the Bayanihan spirit.