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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) aids the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM) after being placed on specialized lockdown due to COVID-19 infection to the sisters and staff in the St. Joseph Home. 

According to the RVM Congregation announcement, as of September 22, 2021, 50 of the 52 lay personnel who had tested positive are on their way to full recovery among the 62 sisters, 38 are experiencing mild/moderate symptoms, and 13 are severe, while two are fully-recovered. However, nine sisters with ages 79-98 with comorbidities have passed away.

Upon learning the situation at the CVM congregation, PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon. Immediately deployed and sent the PRC Welfare team to coordinate with the institution to provide food and non-food items as per the institution’s request of food and sanitation supplies.

“Ang Philippine Red Cross ay nakikiramay sa mga namatay na sisters sa RVM Congregation dahil sa COVID-19. Kaagad tayong nagpadala ng mga food items at sanitation supplies upang makatulong sa pag galing ng ating mga sisters at staff ng RVM congregation,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.

PRC stays committed to serving the most vulnerable in times of need as we remain faithful to our mantra to always be first, always ready, and always there.

Here is the complete list of PRC donations to the RVM congregation:

Five sacks of 25 kg rice

100 canned tuna in flakes in oil

200 cans of corned beef

Two boxes of chocolate drinks in Tetra Pack

Two boxes of 3 in 1 Coffee

200 sets of Basic PPE

Two boxes of Alcohol

200 pcs of KN95 Mask

30 352ml bottles of Lysol Concentrate

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