Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Chevrolet Colorado and Trailblazer Makes Special Delivery to Typhoon-Stricken Areas in Cebu
Demonstrating the power of play, Chevrolet and One World Play Project made a special delivery of 500 ultra-durable One World Futbols to six disadvantaged schools in isolated parts of Cebu during the Trailblazer and Colorado regional drive. Using the capable Colorado pickups and Trailblazer SUVs, the delivery made it through the harsh and challenging road conditions.
The donation of the footballs in partnership with The Covenant Car Company, Incorporated (TCCCI) will enable 5,000 children to learn how possibilities can turn into reality through play.
In addition to delivering footballs, members of the media and Chevrolet dealers from the Philippines and across South East Asia lent their time to a special program in Danasan. They helped refurbish the roofs and repair the waterworks at Nicolas Tiongko High School and Lawaan High School and Elementary School. The schools were severely damaged by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
Participants drove materials such as steel plates and roofing tiles to the schools, which have been deprived of proper infrastructure such as fans, computer, and clean running water. This effort will help create a more condusive and hygienic environment for students to learn and play.
Mike Devereux, GM International Vice-President for Sales, Marketing, and Aftersales, said: “Play is a fundamental human need that transcends cultures and impacts all ages. As an official sponsor of One World Play Project, Chevrolet is fueling ingenuity and imagination while empowering children and adults alike.”
Since October 2012, Chevrolet and One World Play Project have donated more than 1.6 million ultra-durable One World Futbols, bringing play to an estimated 48 million youth in more than 90 countries in war-stricken zones, refugee camps, disaster areas, and other underprivileged communities.