How to Contribute:
- Donate to the Philippine Red Cross.
- Forward your receipt to email@example.com.
- AvePoint will match donations to the Philippine Red Cross.
Read on for more details.
A lot has been happening in the world this year; navigating a global pandemic, adapting to the new work model, and for our US colleagues, a chaotic election cycle. While headlines have been dominated by the shift in geopolitical landscape, the world has not stopped shifting, and we now look at a series of natural disasters that have ravaged the homes of hundreds of thousands in the Philippines.
It’s hard to even title this post because its not just one typhoon, but the combined impact of multiple that have ravaged the Philippines this season, including the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in world history.
With winds over 195 mph, Typhoon Rolly (Goni) made landfall on November 1st, decimating 90% of buildings on Catanduanes Island and leaving over 300,000 displaced individuals. And just 10 days later, Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) has led to more than another 180,000 people who have been evacuated or otherwise displaced.
These numbers have left hundreds of thousands navigating access to food, shelter, and basic needs, without power, all while COVID-19 is still very much a threat.
The construct of a community is as simple as a thing or event that binds us. AvePoint’s team in Manila is an example of that, and by extension, their families have become ours.
As part of our giving campaigns through AvePoint Philanthropy, a program we’ve been building out over the last few years, we are here to support relief funds for crises such as this. We are calling for kindness and compassion from our global tech community; recovery is never a solo effort.
In addition to a general donation, AvePoint will also be matching up to $10,000 from donations made by our community. Submit receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will match that amount to the Philippine Red Cross.
But before anything else, we encourage you to check in with family and friends that may know someone who has been impacted. Communications are largely still down in affected areas, and it’s our hope that any support we can provide during this time of need will translate to peace of mind for those trying to reach loved ones.