Relief operation for Taal eruption victims
After Taal volcano’s recent volcanic activity, the employees of McBride immediately insisted on having a relief operation for the victims of the eruption.
An office memorandum announcing that the company is accepting cash and in kind donations was instantly released by the Human Resource department. Right after this announcement, employees from every plant started donating cash, old clothes, and even the rice incentive that they’ve received from the previous months. Because of these generous donations, we were able to produce 100 relief bags containing grocery items, rice, and drinking water.
Aside from their donations, some clients have shown support for the relief operation. Refilling stations’ Frac Aquatech Enterprise and ML Waterworks were given free McBride bottles to be refilled and distributed to eruption victims in affected areas. Meanwhile, Oregon Tolling donated 200 bottles of drinking water.
To make this possible, the company partnered with Batangas City’s Councilor, Aileen Montalbo. With everyone’s cooperation, we were able to distribute these relief items to the Taal eruption victims residing in Batangas City.
To see the actual relief operation, click the link below. (Video courtesy of Councilor Aileen Montalbo)
It has been known that one of the main causes of climate change and environmental destruction is the use of plastic. Every year, more than 300 million tons of plastics are used and almost 80% of it is disposed. Because plastic is durable, light-weighted, durable, and practical, people became more and more dependent on it. With this high dependency with plastic and having no alternative material that can replace it, it is quite impossible for us to be plastic-free.
Knowing that improper disposal of non-biodegradable substances is concerning. Eco-bricks were made. Eco-bricking is an environmentally conscious way to handle plastic bottles and other non-biodegradable waste materials. Use of such bricks helps in reducing the overall cost of the building and at the same time promotes recycling to lessen plastic waste material volume. Aware of the problem, the employees of McBride Corporation through its Corporate Social Responsibility, started making eco-bricks to contribute in helping save Mother Earth. As of July 2019, more than 350 ecobricks, 500 ml to 1.5 liters, were made by the McBride employees. These will be donated to non-government organizations that build infrastructures using eco-bricks.