Lalamove has revealed the details of a regional corporate social responsibility programme it launched in April to help deliver medical goods in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Deliver Care programme, Lalamove partnered with more than 30 NGOs, government departments, and businesses to offer free delivery to facilitate the transportation of care packages, including over 125,000 face masks, 20,000 food packages, 52,000 bottles of hand sanitiser, and 21,000 pieces of personal protective equipment such as gloves and face shields.
The items were given to more than 86,000 beneficiaries, namely the underprivileged, disabled youths, schools, and hospitals across the Asian cities of Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Manila, Cebu, Bangkok, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unique challenges in restricting movement and disrupting normal supply chains, making the transportation of essential supplies extremely difficult. In markets under a complete lockdown, delivery services were one of the few that were allowed to operate, and that’s when we knew that Lalamove was in a unique position to provide support," said Blake Larson, managing director of the company's International division.
In Metro Manila, the Aboitiz Foundation is one NGO that Lalamove partnered with, providing donations of medical supplies to frontline medical workers at hospitals.
"As we continue to deploy much-needed assistance nationwide, we do our best to engage with partners that efficiently help us fulfill our commitments to our partners and communities despite the enhanced community quarantine. With this, we are most grateful to our partners such as Lalamove who help make our donation deliveries possible," said Maribeth Marasigan, president and chief operating officer of Aboitiz Foundation.