Last December 30, 2011, Dolefil’s Caravan of Hope started its second relief operations with the help of all Dolefil employees for a better future for the victims of Typhoon Sending in Cagayan de Oro and Valencia Cities.
The first Caravan of Hope relief operation accumulated 45 volunteers from the member of Dolefil Kaugnay, Dolefil Mountaineering Club, and also the partner cooperatives, with their 3 commuter vans going to Cagayan De Oro and a three ten-wheelers trucks from Jomary Trucking carrying the relief goods from Dole (Canned pineapple products, rice, noodles, mats, blankets, water and other canned food items). The volunteers distributed the relief goods to the different evacuation centers in Cagayan De Oro, bringing smiles to the victims of Sendong. Also just this pass days, the aids amounting to P1.2 million were extended to families in Valencia City in Bukidnon were also a victim of the recent calamity.
From the statement of Atty. Melquiades L. Hernandez III, Dolefil HR Division Director, he stated “In this season of love and sharing, it was heartwarming to note the outpouring of support from the Dolefil employees, unions, cooperatives and other business partners who unselfishly shared their blessings for the benefit of the typhoon victims just in time for the Holidays.” Dolefil employees alone have raised over P1 million, which used to purchase basic necessities such as rise and water for the victims.