SM Foundation, Inc. through its Operation Tulong Express program, the relief operations program that gives immediate assistance in the form of basic needs in times of disasters, provided tens of thousands of Kalinga (care and relief packs) consisting of rice, bottled water and other essentials to over 5,000 families in Butuan (Agustan del Norte), Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Iloilo.

 SM Foundation Operation Tulong Express at SM and SMDC Malls Nationwide

 SM Cares Launch Operation Tulong Express at SM and SMDC Malls Nationwide

 SM provides immediate relief to typhoon-hit areas

Moreover, SM’s retail stores and malls were open when typhoon Odette struck to provide essential needs.

 SM employees heed the call of duty in Typhoon Odette affected areas to provide essential services

At your service: SM employees heed the call of duty in typhoon areas to provide essential service

SM malls in Cebu, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Butuan and Puerto Princesa provided temporary shelter to customers and nearby residents by offering free Wi-Fi, charging stations, drinking water, light snacks, free overnight parking and help desks ready to serve customers affected by the typhoon.

“Our malls always serve as temporary shelter during critical times to serve our communities’ needs. We are always ready to help those most vulnerable in the affected disaster areas and deploy our Operation Tulong Express outreach program immediately.” SM Supermalls President Steven T. Tan said.

 SM Seaside City in Cebu serve as charging stations for residents affected by Typhoon Odette

SM Seaside City in Cebu serve as charging stations for residents affected by Typhoon Odette

WATCH: Mr. Steven T. Tan, SM Supermalls President, during his live Interview with CNN Philippine’s Paolo Abrera. SM Supermalls' Operation Tulong Express Program continues to support and uplift the lives of our fellow Filipinos affected by Typhoon Odette. #TogetherAtSM, let's work hand in hand to provide help as we rise again.

Donations for the communities affected by Typhoon Odette will be accepted in 86 SM malls nationwide, including 8 SMDC malls. There are 3 ways to give – through cash donation boxes located at the SM Cares Bears of Joy booths and mall entrances, through direct deposit to the Philippine Red Cross (Account Name: PHILIPPINE RED CROSS; Banco De Oro – EDSA, Mandaluyong Branch; Account Number: 012928001854; SWIFT CODE: BNORPHMM) and through scanning the PRC QR codes below. All proceeds will go directly through the PRC, a partner of SM Cares and the SM Foundation, Inc.

 SM & SMDC Malls Accepts Cash Donations for Typhoon Odette Affected Communities through Operation Tulong Express

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