Oxley Contributes $1 Million To Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
In early November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful typhoon ever to make landfall in recorded history, left a trail of destruction across nine regions of the Philippines, killing at least 6,000 people and affecting an estimated 10 milion survivors.
Oxley Holdings contributed to the fund-raising efforts by the Singapore Red Cross (SRC), by matching public donations dollar for dollar, up to $1 million.
The fund raised by SRC enabled it to mobilise and despatch relief and medical mission teams to the Philippines to render medical assistance and supplies. Going forward, Oxley’s contribution will also help in SRC’s longer-term reconstruction, recovery and restoration efforts based on needs on the ground.
“The devastation and loss caused by Typhoon Haiyan is quite shocking. It will be difficult for survivors of this disaster to overcome the hardship that they face now. We are in a position to help, and it is only right that we chip in to help relieve the suffering by supporting Singapore Red Cross’ urgent work,” said CEO Ching Chiat Kwong.