CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga, Sept.24 (PIA) -- About 35 Aeta families in Sitio Gayaman and Sitio Caguing in Bamban, Tarlac received assistance from Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and Clark Marriott Hotel.
The project, dubbed as "Adopt-A-Community", aims to give back to the Aeta community so they can cope with difficult times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grocery items, food packs and rice were distributed by the Clark Marriott Hotel to each of the Aeta families.
CDC, on the other hand, facilitated the identification of the Aeta families, including other logistics necessary to bring them to the Bicentennial Park for a simple turn-over ceremony. The beneficiaries also received face shields from the state-owned firm.
Assistant Vice President for External Affairs Rommel Narciso, thanked Clark Marriott Hotel for choosing and trusting CDC for the coordination of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project.
"To Clark Marriott Hotel, I hope this would be the beginning of a beautiful partnership for the benefit of the surrounding communities in Clark. The mutual sense of fulfillment and meaning, especially if we have made a positive change in someone's life, is indeed priceless," he said.
Other CSR projects of the Marriott Hotel Clark include "A Night of Gratitude", which they hosted to help victims of the Taal volcano eruption and the "Serve360" event which benefitted Aeta kids from Mabalacat City. (CLJD-PIA 3)