Last November, the Philippines was struck by a massive typhoon that destroyed a large part of the country, claiming thousands of lives. The worst of the storm missed the TaskUs office in Manila, but quickly the magnitude of the storm and the destruction it caused became clear. If you recall TaskUs was adamant about standing in solidarity with our Filipino family, so we announced the TaskUs Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund.
We're happy to report that as a result of our TaskUs family's efforts we raised, and donated, more than $9,000 (US dollars) to aid relief efforts for one of the worst natural disasters in recent history. We thank everyone who donated to the campaign for their generosity and compassion.
In addition to the fund raising effort, our teammates in the Philippines also organized, and spent a weekend packaging and preparing much-needed supplies to be sent to the communities destroyed by the typhoon. They worked hand-in-hand with CNN Hero of the Year, Efren Peaflorida, and were featured on the popular news show "Good Morning Sir.