MWI Community Pandemic Response: Initiating global relief operations the Filipino way
The current situation of the world brings out the best in everyone wherever they are in the world. This was proven by our generous and selfless networks across the globe. For the past few months, our regional networks conducted several relief operations for the frontliners and affected families in their respective countries. These activities were supported by the Megaworld International community. Here are some of the relief goods distribution that happened:
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Megaworld International Asia Pacific 3 (AP3) recently conducted a food drive where they distributed much-needed food and grocery items to Filipinos enrolled in private colleges, vocational training institutes, and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes in Sydney, most of whom lost jobs to support their studies and are unqualified to receive government support. Due to the travel ban, these international students are unable to return home.
The network also reached out to Filipino frontline workers in hospitals and caregiver homes to distribute much-needed face masks and head scarves. Since January 2020, over 100 face masks and over 100 head scarves have been given to our modern-day heroes in Melbourne.
Raven Medical Centre, Cumberland Manor NH, Austin Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Footscray Hospital, TLC Nursing Home, and Edenvale Manor Aged Care are only some of the many venues visited by the Melbourne-based sales network of Megaworld International.
In true Filipino “Bayanihan” spirit, Megaworld International, in cooperation with the Filipino Community of Oxfordshire, visited the John Radcliffe Hospital last May 2 to sponsor and distribute 100 free lunch packs to our modern-day heroes, the National Health Service (NHS) frontliners. On May 9, 100 free lunch packs will be distributed at the Churchill Hospital. The food distribution aims to provide support to the brave frontliners who risk their lives every day to help those afflicted by COVID-19.
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Last April 24, Megaworld International in the Middle East turned over 150 relief goods to overseas Filipinos who have lost their jobs or have been enduring a ‘no work-no pay’ status as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The objective of the activity is to provide a form of assistance to Filipinos who are enduring financial hardships during this difficult time.
The MEA1 team (M. Mejorenos, G. Murcia, and B. Alabado) also distributed much-needed grocery items to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) in Amman, Jordan who were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.The humanitarian activity was made possible through the help of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office – Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (POLO-OWWA) representative Harry Borres and POLO-OWWA Labor Attache, Si Labatt Jun Rasul.“Bayanihan” is a Filipino term in which members of the community work together in a spirit of civic unity. Megaworld International has a strong presence within Filipino communities since it established its regional offices. Indeed, Filipino spirit of “Bayanihan” will never be forgotten even if we are not in the Philippines. We value the love of our neighbor to ensure that we uplift their lives through Megaworld.