Chicken rotisserie company Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) said it would provide financial assistance to employees affected by Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).

“The BAVI Sagip fund, to which employees regularly contribute a part of their incentives, will be used to support our colleagues,” said BAVI President Ronald R. Mascariñas. “We are determined to help our people to recover from this disaster as soon as possible.”

Employees will only need to take photos of their homes as proof and submit these to their business center engineers for approval. The Sagip fund was founded in 2013 to support employees affected by calamities and illnesses.

BAVI’s retail brands include Chooks-to-Go, Uling Roasters, Bounty Fresh, Adobo Connection, and HeiHei.

“As of writing, many parts of the VisMin region are still without stable power and phone signals. Food and clothes are also urgently needed, especially in flooded areas,” the BAVI press release read. “Everyone is encouraged, especially this Christmas season, to send additional donations to people in affected areas. This may be done through donation drives of government agencies and credible NGOs, such as BAVI partner Ayala Foundation.”

Typhoon Odette made landfall in Siargao last Thursday. It left the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday afternoon. — Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson