Matson partners with LBC Foundation in shipping relief supplies to Philippine Red Cross
Matson is partnering with the
LBC Foundation in delivering donated typhoon relief goods to the Philippine Red
Cross. Matson will provide free shipping services from Hawaii and Guam to
Manila, transporting container loads of relief goods donated to the LBC
Foundation. The shipments will be distributed by the Philippine Red Cross
to locations affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.
"There has been a very
generous effort in our communities in Hawaii and Guam to donate relief goods to
those who have been devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan," said Vic Angoco,
senior vice president, Pacific, Matson.
"Matson wants to support the
relief effort by providing our shipping expertise at no cost. While
we do not serve the Philippines, we can transport the supplies in our
containers and on our Hawaii and Guam vessels to Asia, where they'll be
LBC USA / LBC Foundation will consolidate the donated goods they have received
and load them into containers. Matson will ship up to one million pounds
"On behalf of all the
Filipinos affected by the super typhoon, we would like to thank Matson for
contributing to this global relief effort," said Patricia Garcia, brand head,
North America, LBC Mundial Corporation. "It will go a long way and will
make a difference in the lives of those affected."