LG donates $500,000 to Yolanda victims

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LG & Red CrossLG Electronics Philippines managing director Sung Woo Nam (R) presents a $500,000 check to Philippine Red Cross chairman and CEO  Richard Gordon (L) to aid the victims of super typhoon Yolanda.

 

LG Electronics Philippines has made a USD 500,000 cash donation to the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) through the Philippine Red Cross. The donation is equivalent to approximately PHP 22 million.

In addition, LG employees have made individual contributions, raising a total of USD 10,000.

To address the issue of electricity shortage, LG Electronics as one of the top Solar Panel manufacturers also committed to install its Solar Power System worth $100,000 (approximately PHP 4.3 million) in major evacuation centers.  Solar power generation is one of the most environment-friendly renewable sources of electricity.  Upon installation, LG Solar Panels can directly convert sunlight to electricity, while the accompanying charge controller, batteries, inverter, and loads will be able to sustain it.  This activity will be done in cooperation with the Department of Energy.

LG has also committed to install its Solar Power System worth approximately PHP 4.3 million in major evacuation centers to address the issue of electricity shortage. Upon installation, these solar panels are able to convert sunlight to electricity directly; the accompanying charge controller, batteries, inverter, and loads are able to sustain the system.

Solar Panel (Palawan City Hall)LG’s Solar Power System atop the Palawan City Hall

 

The installation of LG’s Solar Power System will be done in cooperation with the Department of Energy.

The company has also declared that when the situation stabilizes, they will hold the third edition of the LG Service Camp, an annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) program meant to aid the victims of calamities. This year, LG claims that they will offer free cleaning for appliances and mobile phones, as well as product repairs to all affected LG customers.