November 11, 2013

 

PAL Activates Humanitarian Cargo Grant

 

Philippine Airlines will start the free airlifting of critical supplies and relief goods for victims of typhoon Yolanda in the hardest hit areas of the Visayas region following the resumption of operations of some of the affected airports.

The PAL Humanitarian Cargo Grant, which is open to government agencies, SEC-registered foundations, NGOs, non-profit, charitable, civic and religious organizations will cover the following necessities: medicines, medical supplies, hygiene products /toiletries, undergarments, ready-to-eat products, and other nutritious foods, which cannot be readily sourced in the affected areas.

The humanitarian program is initially for donations originating from domestic destinations only. 

To help ensure the efficient processing and delivery of goods, PAL said that only donors under the said categories will be eligible to avail of the grant.

To maximize cargo space for these critical necessities, the grant will not include products that are either already distributed by the local government units or available near the calamity-stricken areas. These include canned goods such as sardines, noodles, and bottled water.

PAL will fly the goods on a space availability basis.

Donors only need to contact the PAL Foundation at telephone numbers (02) 851-2980 or (02) 8526096 (telefax) or email palfoundation@pal.com.ph and provide their name, the contact information of the consignee, and a list of the contents of the shipment.

The PAL Foundation will then contact the donors to inform them whether their shipments are eligible for free airlift.