Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Typhoon Glenda Relief Funds Final Update

Since 25 July 2014, the Typhoon Glenda Task Force for Staff Support (TGTFSS) has been monitoring the IRRI community’s financial response to employees who have suffered damage to their homes and personal belongings brought about by storm Glenda. In the final update, the overall total funding now stands at Php 311,073.00 or approximately USD 6,911.20. Of the total funding, the Task Force was able to grant financial assistance to 38 employees who have successfully passed all the eligibility and documentation requirements.

The Task Force was able to release Php 85,000 (or approximately USD 1,886.75) to the first batch of fund recipients (9 staff) on 11 August 2014; Php 77,500 (or approximately USD 1,720.28) to the second batch (10 staff) on 8 September 2014; Php 92,073 (or approximately USD 2,043.75) to the third batch (12 staff) on 29 September 2014; and Php 56,500 (or approximately USD 1,254.14) to the fourth and final batch (7 staff) on 5 November 2014.

A total of 19 IRRI staff gave voluntary financial contributions to the fund drive, including two external donors namely, SUHAY and Helmut Lehner. SUHAY is an organization of international spouses at IRRI that provides support to two feeding centers in Los Baños as well as other projects in the community. Helmut Lehner, on the other hand, is an entrepreneur and owner of the LEHNER Agrar GmbH, an agricultural company based in Germany since 1956.

TGTFSS would like to thank everyone who have contributed their financial donations to support the HQ-based NRS victims of the calamity. You can find the previous news on TGTFSS at For related inquiries, please email HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2014-123

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