SM distributes Kalinga packs in Surigao
Highlighting the gravity of collective efforts, SM Foundation distributed 2,150 Kalinga packs to families affected by the onslaught of Typhoon Odette in Surigao City, Siargao, and Dinagat Islands. This social good initiative, dubbed as Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), was done in partnership with SM City Butuan and with the assistance of the Philippine Army and City Government of Surigao.
Aside from the distribution of Kalinga packs in Surigao, SM also brought relief packs to affected families in Butuan, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Iloilo, and Palawan. OPTE is a social good program of SM Foundation in collaboration with SM Supermalls and SM Markets which aims to address the needs of communities during calamities and crises.