SM Foundation Operation Tulong Express distributed kalinga packs to fire victims at evacuation centers.
Most fire incidents happen in March, one the hottest months of the year. Three noted large fires displaced thousands of families in Barangay Almanza Uno in Las Pinas City, Barangay Pilar in Taguig City and TUP Compound in Taguig.
Operation Tulong Express served as one of the first responders during the calamities. Immediate assistance was extended to more than 1,600 victims, who received Kalinga Packs with water, rice and ready-to-eat meals.
From January to March of this year, the Foundation has distributed almost 9,000 kalinga packs to victims of disasters and calamities nationwide.