ogcaresLast year, the Philippines was struck by one of the most powerful storms on record to ever make landfall. The so-called super typhoon — dubbed Haiyan in US media reports but named Yolanda by authorities the Philippines — displaced more than 600,000 residents, and tragically claimed the lives of almost 6,000 people. The devastating storm hit particularly hard in remote areas — with winds at speeds of up to 195mph flattening entire towns in their wake and leaving roads cluttered with debris, which hampered relief efforts and made travel extremely difficult.

It is easy to feel helpless when such a brutal force of nature takes its toll on such a massive scale — but that’s why organizations such as OG Cares exist — to help out in the wake of such unforeseeable destruction. With its large operations in the Philippines, which is of course the birthplace of Organo Gold’s Founder and CEO Bernardo Chua, Organo Gold and OG Cares was quick to act in the wake of last year’s typhoon disaster. Several OG family members literally took to the streets, traveling on foot from Tacloban, one of the worst hit areas, to the city of Ormoc, and continuing on to Cebu, where they picked up relief packages at the Organo Gold business hub and distributed them to those who needed them most in the region.

OG Cares has continued to work with disadvantaged youth in the Philippines, as many in the areas most affected by the storm continue to struggle with basic needs such as food, shelter and education.

To learn more about how OG Cares gives back to the community, particularly in the Philippines in the wake of last year’s natural disaster, head to OG Cares and see how you can help contribute to the caring.