In this season of giving, there are a myriad of worthwhile causes to choose from. Disaster relief has to shoulder in to the middle of the pack. It’s got to be tough to choose who to give to this year.
Employees at Recology, the nation’s leading recycling company, stepped up last week to support the victims of the recent Typhoon Haiyan. One of the most powerful hurricanes on record, this mega-storm left a wide swath of ruin, homelessness, and human despair.
Employees of San Francisco-based Recology donated $40,000 to the Pilipino Bayanihan Resource Center of Daly City, California. More than 400 Recology employees donated their vacation time and the company added a dollar-for-dollar match. The funding will help pay for vital medical relief supplies including needed medicines. Officials estimate 25,000 people were injured and more than 5,000 Filipinos lost their lives.
A 100 percent employee-owned business, Recology is the recycling company for San Francisco and for 11 cities in San Mateo County. “When we saw the magnitude of what happened in the Philippines, our employees immediately expressed a desire to help,” said Mike Sangiacomo, Recology’s President and CEO.
“Getting this donation from the employee-owners of Recology and getting it so quickly is extremely helpful,” said PBRC President Erlinda Galeon.
Way to go Recology. Thanks for making such a difference.