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Palecek helps rebuild school destroyed by Haiyan

 A donation by Palecek will help rebuild a school that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November.A donation by Palecek will help rebuild a school that was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan in November.

RICHMOND, Calif. — High-end furniture, lighting and accessory manufacturer Palecek made a donation to help the community of San Remeo in the Philippines' Cebu province, which was hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan in November.

Funds that Palecek donated will help rebuild a public school that was damaged beyond use.

Anapong Integrated School in Cebu serves over 450 students, who range in age from kindergarten to high school. Since the typhoon hit, students have been attending class in temporary structures made from plywood, tarps, and cardboard.

"It is difficult to see all of the catastrophic destruction caused by the typhoon and it is clear significant aid is still needed from the international community for this region to recover," said Andrew Palecek, vice president of Palecek, after visiting with educators and students at the affected school. "As a company, it is important for us to invest in the people here and ensure school facilities are safe and conducive environments for education," said Palecek.

In recent years, Palecek has provided donations to assist victims of the Myanmar Cyclone, Hurricane Katrina, and the Asian tsunami disaster of 2004. As with all previous donations, Palecek matched employee contributions to the Typhoon Haiyan relief fund.

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