Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Rizal Chapter is full force in handling COVID-19 response. The chapter is one of the biggest chapters of PRC which operates in the areas of Rizal, Mandaluyong, Makati, Muntinlupa, Pasig-Pateros, Taguig, Paranaque, San Juan, and Las Pinas.
PRC Rizal chapter established various initiatives under the leadership of PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon in handling the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the jurisdiction of Rizal chapter.
“Tuloy tuloy ang ating pagtulong sa mga most vulnerable groups under the Rizal chapter. Ang goal natin sa Red Cross ay mabigyan tulong ang mga taong nasasakupan nito, upang makapagbigay pag-asa sa ating mamamayan. We need to act fast to defeat this invisible enemy. Together we can win our war against COVID-19,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon.
PRC Rizal chapter established a Bakuna Center in Arcovia Pasig in partnership with Pasig local government unit and Megaworld Corporation and San Lorenzo Mall Makati Bakuna Center. These bakuna centers vaccinated 21, 076 and 29, 389 respectively.
Aside from the Bakuna Centers, PRC Rizal chapter also rolled out its Bakuna Busses to Antipolo, Tanay, Cardona, and Taytay, and have vaccinated over 3,400 individuals.
The Bakuna Bus will be deployed inSan Juan City to support LHU in vaccination centers and Paranaque City to vaccinate 24 senior citizen sisters from the daughters of charity.
The chapter also deployed food trucks to Rizal province, Muntinlupa, Taguig and Paranaque, where the PRC provided ready-to-eat meals to 3,000 residents.
More than COVID-19 response, PRC Rizal chapter continues to provide other humanitarian services like psychosocial support to Pasig LGU frontliners weekly, provision of portable hand washing units in public spaces, provision of cleaning kits in health/quarantine center, and promoting hygiene activities to individuals under PRC RIzal chapter.