2020, the year of the pandemic went by and left some heavy damages along with the typhoon Ulysses, our company had to make difficult decisions and even went through extreme measures just to keep everything afloat. We saw first hand what our MC family members had to endure during the lockdown. With the help of everyone in the company, we reopened our doors half way through the year, and just when we thought we had things figured out, Ulysses graced us with its strong wind and heavy rainfall, which caused the worst flooding in Metro Manila since Ondoy in 09.
These, alongside unemployment, poverty and catastrophe are the obstacles thrown at us as we crawl our way out of 2020. Our team and clients gave the company so much that the management can not just idle as things unfold, we had to do something, at this point, doing nothing was out of the question. With no to very limited budget, we were running out of ideas. Then it hit us, we have showrooms nationwide with big garages and employees with big hearts ready to go out of their way to make a difference.
We reached out to an NGO called Abot Kamay Foundation to align and see how we can help. With multiple showrooms at different locations, we converted our garage entry ways to donation drop off areas, complete with a drop off point, sanitation station, and repacking station, we ensure to keep everyone involved safe and protected. We did this for a week from Nov. 22-28 timely before Christmas begins. Our trucks designed to distribute motorcycles were briefly repurposed to go around our Metro Manila showrooms to collate goods to be delivered to the Abot Kamay Foundation. With limited resources and logistic difficulties, we persevered as a team and in the process found a creative way to make a difference at a time where everything stood still.