It's a great feeling knowing you can help out for a great cause. There are people in the Philippines in need of our help. Any little bit you can contribute makes a difference. We have a few employees in our office who have family out there as well so we wanted to try to raise as much as we could but in a creative way. So we did what we do best, played PING PONG!
We held a ping pong tournament here at our Transoft headquarters. The best ping pong players were put up for auction and each department had to bid for players. During the games teams were also able to buy "handicap" points to help their team get a lead in scoring. After one week of tough ping pong matches we came down to the finals on Friday November 22nd, 2013. We decided it would be fun to invite our neighbors, Boeing Aeroinfo to compete in the challenge with their best ping pong champs. It was a very entertaining and close match but in the end Aeroinfo was defeated by the Transoft Solutions champions! However it wasn't about winning it was about raising money and we all came out on top here by raising almost $19,000 to Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief!
Transoft sent a total of $6,452 to the Canadian Red Cross. And AeroInfo sent $2,810 to match our funds raised from the final game of the tournament. After the Canadian Government matched our fundraising we contributed a total of $18,942 all together to help with disaster recovery in the Philippines!!!
Click here to read about how both the Philippine Red Cross and the Canadian Red Cross are working to provide food packets and hospital services.