With the help of its subscribers, IT&E presented $5,000 to the American Red Cross and the Andrea R. Ilao Foundation to aid victims of the recent disasters in Australia and the Philippines.
From January 23 to 31, 2020, Guam and CNMI subscribers were invited to help those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in the Philippines and the wildfires in Australia via IT&E’s text-to-donate line or by visiting any IT&E store. IT&E is matching every dollar from the text and in-store donations. In addition, a portion of proceeds from all accessory sales in January were earmarked for the donation.
“Our thoughts are with the many people whose lives have been devastated by these natural disasters. We are humbled by the generosity of our IT&E family and remain committed to doing our part to help those in need in the communities around us.”
Jim Oehlerking, CEO of IT&E
The American Red Cross will provide aid to relief efforts in Australia
“Every day, the American Red Cross makes a difference in the lives of people in crises – down the street, across the country and around the world. Thank you for making our lifesaving work possible.”
Chita Blaise, CEO of American Red Cross Guam Chapter
The Andrea R. Ilao Foundation will add IT&E’s donation to the proceeds of a fundraising golf tournament in March to benefit those affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.
“After watching the devastation of the Taal Volcano eruption on TV, and with the suffering that the victims have to endure, only one thought comes to mind, ‘we need to help!’ And I thought about a golf tournament to do this, which is something I also do for the Red Cross.”
Ed Ilao, President of the Andrea Ilao Foundation and Board of Directors Member of the American Red Cross Guam Chapter
The donation is divided evenly between the two non-profit organizations.
(Information from a news release)