25 members of Korean Air’s volunteer groups, ‘Didimdol’ and ‘Sarangnanum’ have flown to the Bicol region in the Philippines to help out the local community and to bring people together as a symbol of hope as the region recovers from typhoon Rammasun.
Bicol is the southern part of Luzon which is the largest island in the Philippines, 377km away from Manila. The region was ravaged by the typhoon Rammasun in July of 2014, and is still under recovery. Since 2005, Korean Air’s volunteer group has been building shelters for residents against the threat of a typhoon, and providing free meals for the local residents.
In addition, volunteers have built solar heat light bulbs in mountain villages for road safety at night, as well as provided basic drugs and medicines to help prepare for any medical emergencies.
A spokesperson for Korean Air: “We take pride in engaging the community and participating in schemes that benefit them in immeasurable ways, such as providing worldwide disaster relief. We have responded to flooding, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and explosions worldwide. We have made a promise to continue to do our utmost to give back to the communities at home and abroad, improving the lives of those in need and cultivating a better tomorrow for the world.”