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Jewelmer asking for donations for typhoon victims

November 19, 2013

Manila, Philippines--Pearl company Jewelmer reports that the majority of its infrastructure was damaged in Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan and will have to be rebuilt at a “considerable expense.”

However, that is not the company’s top concern in the wake of this super storm, which caused widespread destruction when it made landfall in the Philippines on Nov. 7 and killed nearly 4,000 people, making it the second-deadliest Philippine typhoon on record.

Jewelmer said that while it did not lose any staff, some of its farm staff comes from provinces ravaged by Yolanda/Haiyan. Most of these employees lost all of their property and entire livelihoods while some have family members who also were gravely impacted or remain unaccounted for, JewelMer said.

The company said that it is “time to reflect on what actions we can take in the face of the typhoon and aftermath of record-breaking proportions.”

Anyone who would like to donate to aid victims can do so through the Save the Palawan Seas Foundation (SPSF), which helps families directly affected by this natural disaster.

Online donations can be made at Jewelmer.com or a direct transfer can be made to the below SPSF account:

Save Palawan Seas Foundation Inc.
United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB)
Paseo de Roxas Branch, Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
ACCT. NO. 00104-166003-3 (Savings Account)
Swift: UCPBPHMM

Donations in-kind (good and services) may be sent to:

Save Palawan Seas Foundation Inc.
Room 706, National Life Insurance Building
6762 Ayala Ave., Makati City, Manila, Philippines 1 1 1 2

Those who donate will receive certificates along with updates on how the aid was used to help. For any questions or to inform a representative of the donation, contact savepalawanseas@yahoo.com or call 0908-913-9804 or 0917-824-1488.