SM Foundation mobilizes relief opps after fire hits Manila communities

SM-Foundation-NGO-Philippines-Relief Operations-OPTE-Isla Puting Bato-1SM City Manila and volunteers from Manila City LGU converage as they distribute Kalinga Packs through SM Foundation’s Operation Tulong Express (OPTE)

A massive fire tore through the low-income communities of Parola and Isla Puting Bato in Tondo, Manila, leaving an estimated 1,000 families homeless after their homes were gutted by the blaze. 

In the aftermath, the SM Foundation and SM Supermalls activated its Operation Tulong Express (OPTE), providing about 800 Kalinga Packs, containing essential relief supplies, to the affected families as they work to rebuild their lives.

SM-Foundation-NGO-Philippines-Relief-Operations-OPTE-Isla Puting Bato-2SM City Manila volunteer-employees lead the distribution of Kalinga Packs to the fire victims.
SM-Foundation-NGO-Philippines-Relief Operations-OPTE-Isla Puting Bato-3SM Foundation distributes about 800 Kalinga Packs to the fire victims in Isla Putting Bato.

SM Foundation also extended aid to 814 families affected by a separate fire in Baguio this April.

OPTE is a social good program of the SM Foundation, in collaboration with SM Supermalls and SM Markets, which is dedicated to providing timely assistance to communities in times of calamities and crises.