Calabarzon, Batangas, Jan 20 2020 – After 40 dormant years, the Taal volcano erupted and left behind a desolate landscape. The volcano lies in the province of Batangas and just about 60 kilometers away from the capital city of the Philippines, Manila. The repercussions of the eruption were far-reaching as dangerous ash spread across the neighboring provinces, even reaching the northern parts of Luzon within hours.
Hundreds of families were devastated as the eruption filled entire towns with harmful volcanic ash that eventually mixed with rain and turned into a form of mud-like slush. Everything from the houses and cars to the roads and trees was damaged making it extremely difficult to move. Some of our very own Rocket Station virtual assistants and support teams were also affected by the natural disaster. In one estimate, according to earthobservatory.nasa.gov, damages to plants and animals totaled an estimated 577 million Philippine pesos. The biggest tragedy of all is that 39 unfortunate souls were lost directly and indirectly as a result of the Taal volcano eruption.
Without any delay and under the Rocket Station CARES Program, hundreds of heavy-duty masks were successfully shipped from Calabrazon to our Rocketeers in Manila in an effort to provide some support and relief. In efforts to personally lend a hand some of us Rocketeers took initiative and went door-to-door to deliver the masks to our colleagues within the area. Other members of our Rocketeers even went the extra mile by delivering relief goods to affected barangays in Batangas. Without fail, our Rocketeers delivered aid with enthusiasm and big smiles.
In times of crisis, coming together as a community is essential. Rocket Station lived up to its mission by stepping up during this crisis to enhance the lives of our internal community, our Rocketeers affected, as well as the external community i.e. the Barangays in Batangas. Although there is still a risk for the Taal volcano to erupt again in the future or even a risk of other natural disasters, we at Rocket Station have proven that we would always step up and be there for our people.
About Rocket Station and its CARES Program: Rocket Station hires and trains top virtual teams to help our clients launch an efficient, scalable & profitable business with an ultimate focus and goal to deliver a world-class customer experience. Rocket Station CARES is the community works program that builds on the company’s mission to Enhance lives through Better Business.
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