The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) conducted a multi-purpose cash grant to 300 families in the municipality of Ubay, Bohol to help them recover from the damage brought by Super Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai).
PRC headed to the Municipality of Ubay, Bohol to distribute PHP 3,500 in cash assistance to families heavily affected by the typhoon. PRC also set up a first aid station and had an ambulance on standby to conduct medical consultations, mask distribution, BP Monitoring, and health promotions at Poblacion, Ubay, Bohol.
“Patuloy ang Philippine Red Cross sa paghahatid ng tulong sa mga naapektuhan ng bagyong Odette. Hatid namin ay pag-asa sa bagong taon. Narito kami hanggang makabangon kayo at makatayo sa inyong mga paa,” Chairman Dick Gordon said.
Last December 16, 2021, when Typhoon Odette entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, Chairman Gordon ordered the deployment of their humanitarian caravan in Bohol to provide immediate assistance to typhoon-affected families
The humanitarian caravan contains a Water Tanker, Food truck, an Ambulance, Payloader, a 6×6 Truck, two sets of generators, 5,000 face masks, 5,000 sando bags of relief items, 1,000 eco-bags of relief goods, 200 boxes (10,000 pcs RTE), and medicines.
As part of the Typhoon Odette response, PRC established their welfare desk which oversees the dispensing of hot meals, clean water distribution, clearing operations, hygiene promotion, and contact tracing. Chairman Gordon also deployed additional water tankers to provide a continuous supply of unpolluted water to prevent cases like diarrhea from happening.
Last 2014, through the leadership of Chairman Gordon, PRC turned over 2,050 houses to families affected by the Bohol Earthquake 2014.
“Mula noon, hanggang ngayon, ang Red Cross ay laging nariyan kung saan nangangailangan ng tulong,” Gordon added.