Arpin Group Collects 45,000 Pounds of Relief Supplies for the Philippines
In response to the devastation Typhoon Haiyan left behind after striking the Philippines in November, Arpin Group and Cardi’s Furniture quickly teamed up to put out an “SOS” to the community to collect relief supplies for the victims.
Arpin partners, CaroTrans, MOL and ICI Trucking, are providing transportation services for final delivery, which is expected in January.
“The community responded overwhelmingly to our call and donated approximately four ocean container loads (90 pallets) of bottled water, non-perishable foods and diapers, weighing an astonishing 45,000 pounds,” said Brian Asay, vice president of military services for Arpin Group. “We are very grateful for their support!”
“The damage and devastation caused by this Typhoon is unimaginable,” said Greg Howard global CEO of CaroTrans. “We hope these contributions will help bring direct relief to those people in need as they begin the difficult task of rebuilding their communities and lives. Our thanks go out to everyone involved in this initiative and we remain committed to providing additional support as the relief efforts in the Philippines continue.”
Arpin International Group is coordinating the delivery of the supplies. They will be shipped to the ABS-CBN Foundation in Quezon City, Philippines, for final distribution to the refugees. Arpin’s partners include: ICI Trucking, for carrying the containers to Port of New York, CaroTrans & MOL (America) Inc., the ocean freight provider, and Pronto Express, Arpin’s agent in Manila that will deliver the containers to the ABS-CBN Foundation.
The Arpin Charitable Fund, also known as Arpin Strong, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation of Arpin Group Inc. dedicated to providing tragedy assistance to people in need around the globe, has also donated $3,500 to Save the Children to aid in the recovery efforts.