Quality Care Group of Companies have chipped in its support to the Mindanao Earthquakes Victims Fund-Raising event, November 6, in Edmonton.
Facilitated by the Benjie Lindo Live Updates at the “Barangay Hall ng Masang Pilipino”, the Quality Care Group of Companies-backed event has raised a total of $3,700.
Organizer Benjie Lindo has sent the donation to Department of Agriculture Region 12 assistant regional director Romirose Boloron Padin.
Quality Care Group, co-founded by Filipino-Canadian businessman Kris Salumbides with business partners Jesse Tallon and Jacob Christian, runs the Medicus Family Health Clinic and Pharmacy and is also into medical equipment supplies and sleep medicine.
Lindo, whose roots are originally from Batangas and settled in Agusan in Mindanao, cooked his favorite “Gotong Batangas” which he shared to his friends and those who came in enjoyed the warm soup on a cold Edmonton weather.
“Target ko talaga mga at least 100,000 pesos. Sumobra pa. Salamat sa mga donors,” said Lindo.
Friends from Sherwood Park, Fort Saskatchewan and Edmonton including some members of the Philippine Media Association of Alberta led by Nicky Gocuan of the Alberta Filipino Journal also came to witness the fund-raising event.
Mindanao, one of the three major islands in the Philippines, was hit with an earthquake last October 16 with a magnitude of 6.3 that killed seven and injured 215.
The second earthquake followed on October 29 with a magnitude of 6.6 and the third on October 31 with a magnitude of 6.5. Twenty-one people have died and 424 injured.
Various local government units and non-government organizations in the Philippines have mobilized its resources to answer to the needs of the victims.