Palecek helps rebuild school destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, January 20, 2014
Furniture, lighting and accessories manufacturer Palecek has made a donation to help the community of San Remeo, Cebu, Philippines recover from the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
A donation by Palecek will help rebuild a school that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November.
The funds donated by Palecek will immediately be utilized to rebuild a public school that was "damaged beyond use," according to a press release.
Anapong Integrated School in Cebu serves more than 450 students, who range in age from kindergarten to high school. Since the typhoon hit in November 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 is clear significant aid is still needed from the international community for this region to recover," Palecek said. "As a company, it is important for us to invest in the people here and ensure school facilities are safe and conducive environments for education."
Palecek has a long-standing history of providing aid to communities in the wake of natural disasters, having made donations to the victims of the Myanmar Cyclone, Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami disaster of 2004. As with all previous donations, Palecek matched employee contributions to the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund.