Wednesday, 24 February 2016
MOL Receives Letter of Appreciation for Transporting Used Wheelchairs for Children in Philippines
Drawing upon its Global Network to Contribute to Society -
TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO:
Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that the company received a letter of
appreciation from the Jesus V. Del Rosario Foundation, Inc. (Representative:
Jaime C. Del Rosario; Headquarters: Makati City) for providing ocean transport
of used wheelchairs for children in the Philippines. The letter was presented
at a February 9 ceremony in Manila marking the donation of the wheelchairs by
the non-profit organization The Volunteers Group to Send Wheelchairs to
Overseas Children(*) (Chairperson: Hirokazu Morita; Headquarters: Fussa-shi,
Tokyo). This is the fourth time MOL has teamed up with the NPO since 2010.
The containership, loaded with a total of 90 wheelchairs,
left the Port of Yokohama on December 29, 2015, and on January 10 of this year,
arrived at Manila, where the wheelchairs were distributed to needy children. At
the ceremony on February 9, the foundation presented MOL with a letter of
appreciation, saying, "We understand that you have contributed to our
activity by providing free ocean transport of wheelchairs. I hope for your
continued support to this program for the physically challenged children in the
takes a proactive stance in social contribution activities that are unique to
an ocean transport company with a global network.
*Certified NPO Volunteers Group to Send Wheelchairs to Overseas Children
Established in 2004, the group collects used wheelchairs outgrown by children in Japan, cleans, repairs, and services them, and donates them to physically disabled children overseas. To date it has donated 5,011 wheelchairs to children in 22 nations.