GCash, the undisputed leader and preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines, has raised a total amount of P20,825,695.23 in donations from its #UlyssesPHAid and #TulongCagayan campaigns aimed at helping victims of Typhoon Ulysses that pummeled many parts of the country in the recent weeks.
Leveraging its mobile-first technology, GCash led the digital relief efforts, launching two donation drives to send help to those who were affected by Typhoon Ulysses.
A third of the total P20.8-million donation amount came from the #TulongCagayan campaign, and the rest were from #UlyssesPHAid.
All proceeds from the donation drives go to typhoon relief programs of GCash for Good partner NGOs, namely Unicef, Philippine Red Cross, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, Save the Children, World Vision, and Gawad Kalinga.
“GCash stepped in and led the donation drives to help our fellow kababayans who were affected by Typhoons Ulysses. We were able to reach and encourage a considerable amount of donations through the GCash app,” GCash President and CEO Martha Sazon said.
Through the campaigns, GCash users donated amounts for the relief efforts through the Pay Bills tile and by choosing between #UlyssesPHAid and #TulongCagayan as billers. GCash users also had the option to buy load for others and get a 10 percent rebate, or send money directly to another GCash user.
“We are driven by the GCash For Good spirit, charging at the forefront to support the affected communities. GCash will deliver #UlyssesAidPH, #TulongCagayan, #RollyPHAid, and other programs to benefit Filipinos who are still dealing with the aftermath of the typhoon,” Sazon added.
The typhoon left parts of Cagayan Valley submerged in flood, damaging houses and displacing thousands of residents.
Aside from the Typhoon Ulysses donation drives, GCash also helped in the immediate raising of funds for the relief operations for Super Typhoon Rolly. GCash collected a total of P405,237.90 donations for #RollyPHAid, which went automatically to the response efforts of partner NGOs.
“We are grateful to everyone who supported the #RollyPHAid campaign and donated any amounts to help the affected communities. We also pray that we get the same support for #UlyssesAidPH to extend assistance to more people,” Sazon said.
Aside from Pay Bills donations, users can also donate using the app’s Send Money feature to send money directly to other GCash users for free, or even purchase prepaid load for those who are affected by the typhoon while also receiving a 10% rebate.
Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which operates GCash, is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom Inc.
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