The Philippine Army is now better equipped for search and rescue operations from any disasters. Toyota Quezon Avenue and Toyota Valenzuela recently donated Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HADR) equipment to the country's armed forces. The donation to the Philippine Army was made in collaboration with partner donors Atty. Martin John Yasay from the Worshipful Master of Batasan Masonic Lodge 381 and Mr. Alexander Flores, president of the Quezon City Trowell Club.
Toyota Quezon Avenue and Toyota Valenzuela donated a total of 2 rubber boats with paddles, 50 hard hats, 50 life vests, 10 life rings, and 2 rescue ropes. Given how often flooding happens in Metro Manila and across the country, the new equipment will help the Philippine Army conduct operations, especially during the rainy and typhoon season.
“Through this, we will be able to help the people in our community in times of calamity through the efforts of your organization,” said Lincoln Lim, president of Toyota Quezon Avenue.
The HADR equipment was received by Maj. Jonathan Iloreta, Acting Battalion Commander of the 1302nd Quezon City Ready Reserve Infantry Battalion, along with members of the 1302nd Community Defense Center, National Capital Region Regional Community Defense Group, and Army Reserve Command. Present also at the turnover ceremony were members of the Batasan Masonic Lodge 381 and the Quezon City Trowell Club.