The Jonathan Joseph Foundation held its press conference in the City of Smiles on November 13, 2015 at the Malasses Hall, Sugarland Hotel to promote the foundation’s first ever food drive event which was held the following day at Barangay Tangub Gymnasium.
Jonathan Petrillo, the chairman of the foundation who hails from Reno, Nevada said that this event is about bringing joy and happiness to those who need a lift in life. “It’s about giving back to the less fortunate communities in the name of God,” he said.
Petrillo said this foundation is recently established and has not really been laid out that much yet. But he is looking for a long term development here in the Philipines which he hopes to keep doing annually. He added his hopes to keep in touch with other foundations and work side by side to cover an even larger scope of the less fortunate population of the other cities. He also plans to donated computers to schools because he believes education is an integral part in the life of the children.
The director of Kasadya Bacolod Foundation, Rhoderick Samonte, who came as a representative of Mayor Monico Puentevella, graced the gathering along with bloggers, reporters, teachers and guests from the local media.
The Jonathan Joseph Foundation, a non-profit organization, helped out 250 families in Purok San Roque, Brgy. Tangub, Bacolod City on the morning of November 14, 2015 along with 20 volunteers. They gave out one pack of groceries each family enough to sustain them for a couple days with a hot served meal and an inspirational message from Petrillo himself. The foundation coordinated with the Barangay Captain and the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) president, Hon. Noli Villarosa, through the Dumasis family who are also residents of said barangay. (PR)