Sun Life Philippines (Sun Life) has further increased its support initiatives aimed at frontline organizations that address the most pressing needs amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Through its philanthropic arm Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation, Inc. (Sun Life Foundation), the giant insurer donated 8,000 disposable personal protective equipment (PPEs), over 7,000 ND95 masks, thermal scanners, and disinfectants to various hospitals across the country, including the Philippine General Hospital. It also donated oxygen therapy software to the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine. These donations were coursed through the ABS-CBN Foundation’s Ligtas Pilipinas Campaign.
In the previous week, Sun Life has announced distribution Life Armor insurance coverage to more than 3,000 front liners such as doctors, nurses, maintenance staff, security personnel, and other workers who are still reporting to duty despite the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and the entire Luzon. Among the beneficiaries of those free insurance policies are registered Lazada PH members who are working in hospitals like the Philippine Heart Center, the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center, and Leyte Provincial Hospital.
Prior to these efforts, Sun Life Foundation has already donated P15 million to Project Ugnayan, a program organized by several from the business community with the goal to provide sustenance for up to 1.5 million families via the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation.
Sun Life Foundation has also collaborated with Hybrid Solar Solutions, Inc. to provide solar power to 90 checkpoints for the safety and comfort of frontline teams manning or crossing borders.
Support from Sun Life community
“Our goal is to provide support for those helping in the battle against Covid-19 while also catering to those whose livelihood has been affected by the current situation,” said Sun Life PH CEO ad Country Head Benedict Sison, who is also the Chairman of the Sun Life Foundation. Sison disclosed that Sun Life employees and financial advisors have also been actively contributing to different fundraising projects to support the fight against Covid-19 in the country.
“Our whole community is coming together to help the country in any way we can, so we may triumph over this unprecedented challenge. Sun Life has been the Filipinos’ partner beyond lifetimes and a witness to their resilience and courage for 125 years now. Today, we remain confident that as long as we work hand in hand, we can look forward to much brighter days ahead,” Sison added.