Korean Air flew two of its volunteer groups,
Didimdol and Sarangnanum, to Philippines last week to continue the
airline’s volunteering activity of the year.
Twenty five members of the groups went to Bicol
region in Philippines for a week, to help out the local community
and to bring people together as a symbol of hope, in addition to
building a better future for the beneficiaries.
Bicol is the southern part of Luzon which is the
largest island in Philippines, approximately 377km away from
Manila. The region was ravaged by the typhoon Rammasun in July of
2014, and the place is still recovering.
Since 2005, Korean
Air’s volunteer group has been building shelters for residents
against the threat of a typhoon, and providing free meals for the
local residents. In addition, volunteers have built solar heat
light bulbs in mountain villages for road safety at night, as well
as provided basic drugs and medicines to help prepare for any
pride in engaging the community and participating in schemes that
benefit them in immeasurable ways, such as providing worldwide
disaster relief. We have responded to flooding, tsunamis,
hurricanes, earthquakes and explosions worldwide. We have made a
promise to continue to do our utmost to give back to the
communities at home and abroad, improving the lives of those in
need and cultivating a better tomorrow for the world,” said the
airline in a statement.
Currently, Korean Air has a total of 27 volunteer groups
which actively perform in an array of volunteer projects and
community programs at orphanages, rehabilitation centers for the
disabled, as well as senior care centers to support disadvantaged
The airline actively encourages and supports these groups
to perform volunteer acts in various countries, including
Thailand, Mongolia and Indonesia, providing relief support and
demonstrating its commitment to promote sustainable development of
the community and the environment.
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