MORRISTOWN, N.J. — Employees in Louis Berger’s Davao, Philippines office recently spent an afternoon with children from the Tacloban Streetlight Foundation whose orphanage in the Leyte province was wiped out by Typhoon Haiyan last November.

Louis Berger's GEM team donates to the Streetlight FoundationNerren Homeres (center), Streetlight Foundation sponsor relation officer, accepts a donation of $2,800 in school supplies, books, furniture and food from the GEM program team. To her right is Mie Shen Reyes, GEM deputy chief of party for logistics, and to her left is Marites Doral, GEM administrative manager.

Louis Berger donated US$2,800 in school supplies, books, tables, chairs, food and other relief assistance to the foundation. The staff also enjoyed sponsoring an afternoon of food and games for the children during an event held at the Jireh Mission Foundation in Davao del Norte, Mindanao, where the children have been staying since the orphanage was destroyed.

Louis Berger has been closely allied with Mindanao's development, having executed donor-funded economic growth, governance and poverty alleviation programs in the region since 1995 through its work for the Growth with Equity in Mindanao Program 3, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Through Louis Berger’s 2013 Give Back campaign, the company’s annual employee-corporate giving program, Louis Berger also gave more than US$35,000 in employee donations and company-matched contributions to the Red Cross/Red Crescent Typhoon Appeal in support of Typhoon Haiyan relief.

“Louis Berger has been working with communities in the Philippines since 1972,” said Tom Lewis, Louis Berger Group president. “It is our hope that these contributions will go a long way in helping the people and communities we have worked with and had a connection to for decades recover from this tragic event.”

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