6200 MISSION POSSIBLE: Bench and Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez

Thursday, March 06, 2014

A couple of days ago it was my first time to go to the new Fairview Terraces owned and operated by Ayala Malls. It was a bit special because Bench and Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez was launching 6200 Mission Possible, a charity that would benefit 6200 fishermen and their families by giving them their own fiber glass bancas that can last them for generations to come.

Lucy told us the story behind this cause. Initially Mr. Ben Chan was trying to help Yolanda victims through Ms. Lucy Torres Gomez. He usually gives funds to create these awesome bancas for the fishermen and their families. One became 5, then another, then another. They decided later on to make this formal and get the public to help with the cause. It's even easier now because it'll be through purchases in Bench stores that you'll be able to help.

Each 500 peso purchase of any Bench products will have a percentage of this sale go to the charity making it POSSIBLE for them to give these fishermen hope that they can work the next day and stop begging for relief goods by working again to feed their families. It's a more permanent way of solving the problems in that area.

Aside from Mr. Richard Gomez beside Congresswoman Lucy Torres Gomez, Bench and Suyen Corporation executives also chipped in to get these on head way. They also postponed their Christmas celebrations and donated the fund for this cause. They are still far from the target but they have already helped thousands of fisher folk through this charity. The rest would be up to you now. Just buy something for you or your loved ones in Bench stores and it'll automatically help them get the bancas they need to make a living.

Then a couple more celebrities came in to help

That's Kim Chiu, Enchong Dee, Marky Stroemm, Joseph Marco and the hot Teng brothers. 

Karylle, Lovi Poe, Richard Gomez, Rachelle Ann Go, Sir Ben Chan and Lucy Torres Gomez

Hello Kim Chiu! =)

As a symbolic gesture we also signed the commitment wall then floated a few paper bancas to symbolize our support for the cause. I loved this part!

To make you see the coverage even better, I got some of it on video. Apologies I was shooting with my DSLR on my right hand and holding my phone on the other. Hench it's a little shaky.

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