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Monday, 04 December 2017 15:21

PRC, UAI strengthen collaboration through firetruck donation, upcoming programs

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) has added another fire truck to its fleet of emergency response equipment through a donation made by United Auctioneers, Inc (UAI).

UAI, led by its President and Chairman Dominic Sytin and UAI Vice Chairman Rommel Sytin, officially turned over a fire truck to the PRC during a ceremony attended by Chairman Richard Gordon and Assistant Secretary General Liza Zavalla last November 25 at the PRC Logistics and Training Center in Subic.

“As the United Auctioneers extends support to the PRC, the organization will be more equipped in engaging to life-saving initiatives when the need arises,” Chairman Gordon said. “This donation reflects various companies and organizations’ trust and support to the PRC and how they recognize the organization as their partner of choice.”

Last August, UAI donated a Fuso water tanker truck to the PRC in support of the latter’s relief efforts and disaster management activities for the families affected by the conflict in Marawi.

“It has been an honor working with the PRC in times of humanitarian crises. We believe in the vision of the PRC under the leadership of Chairman Gordon. We will continue to support the PRC in whatever way we can and I hope that our support will go a long way for PRC to help more people,” UAI President and Chairman Dominic Sytin said.

Sytin added that the UAI will continue to provide assistance to PRC through various programs in the pipeline. This includes the donation of an ambulance in 2018 and a bloodletting program with the Olongapo chapter in February next year.

The UAI fire truck joins hundreds of logistics assets of the PRC, including the fleet of 19 fire trucks (data as of April 2017).

Through the Emergency Response Unit, the PRC is committed in providing assistance in search and rescue, firefights, medical assistance, and trauma incidents in times of need.

For more information on the PRC’s life-saving programs, visit www.redcross.org.ph.