Habitat for Humanity Philippines (Habitat) has partnered with Mr. Laurence Odfjell, Executive Chairman of the Board of Odfjell SE, in helping Habitat's Re-build Project for Bohol. Habitat CEO Charlie Ayco and Mr. Odfjell formalized the partnership in a Memorandum of Agreement signing held 30th October 2013.
Mr. Odfjell is the first to respond to Habitat’s Re-Build Project for Bohol with a donation of US$ 10,000 from his personal funds. The partnership highlights Mr. Odfjell's strong resolve to help affected families of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated Bohol late October this year.
Since 1991, Mr. Odfjell has been a staunch supporter of Habitat as a site volunteer in various countries in Europe, making homes for the neediest of families. As an owner of a shipping company employing Filipino sailors, Mr. Odfjell understands the importance of giving back to the seafaring communities.
“This donation is my way of giving back to the seafaring communities which have made Odfjell what it is now. A large group of Odfjell seafarers are from Bohol and it is my personal commitment to make a difference in the lives of families in need.” said Mr. Odfjell.