Palecek made a donation to help the community of San Remeo, Cebu, Philippines recover from the devastating aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. In a province where many of the structures were destroyed by the storm, the funds donated will immediately be utilized to rebuild a public school that was damaged beyond use.
Anapong Integrated School in Cebu serves more 450 students, who range in age from kindergarten to high school. Since the typhoon hit in November of 2013 the students have been attending class in temporary structures made from plywood, tarps, and cardboard.
Andrew Palecek, Vice President of Palecek, visited with the educators and students at the affected school last week.
“It is difficult to see all of the catastrophic destruction caused by the typhoon and it's clear significant aid is still needed from the international community for this region to recover," he said. "As a company, it's important for us to invest in the people here and ensure school facilities are safe and conducive environments for education."
Palecek matched employee contributions to the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund.