Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon immediately deployed PRC Firetruck and Ambulance with 10-manpower to assist 400 affected individuals by a fire incident that reached 3rd alarm at Brgy. Niog 1, Bacoor Cavite on December 06, 2021.
According to reports, an estimated 80 families and 50 houses were affected by the fire incident. PRC continues to conduct an assessment to determine the additional needs of the families affected by the fire.
“Kaagad natin ipinadala ang ating fire trucks, ambulansya, pati narin ang ating volunteers upang makaresponse agad sa sunog. magpapamahagi din tayo ng hot meals sa evacuation centers upang ang mga apektado ay may makain,” Sen. Gordon said.
PRC also deployed an ambulance and fire truck with 11 manpower to respond to a 2nd alarm fire at Mapulang Lupa Dos, Las Pinas, last December 06, 2021.
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon deployed the Hot Meals on Wheels to Brgy. 42-C pinagbuklod, Cavite City, to serve ready-to-eat meals to 150 individuals comprising of children, persons with disabilities, senior citizens, and pregnant women affected by the pandemic.
Recently, PRC procured additional 5 food trucks that will be prepositioned in the different local PRC chapters to provide immediate relief to people affected by disasters, calamities, and conflicts. To date, PRC has a total fleet of 28 food trucks.
“Tuloy tuloy pa rin ang ating mga Hot Meals on Wheels sa pagbibigay assistance sa mga most vulnerable groups na apektado ng COVID-19. Maliit lamang ito ngunit malaking tulong na rin dahil kahit papaano ay mabigyan sila ng makakain at hindi na nila kailangan lutuin. Sinisigurado ng PRC na ang lahat ng pagkain ay masustansya at ligtas para sa mga beneficiaries,” Sen. Gordon said.
PRC also deployed 20 manpower to vaccinate 1,117 individuals in its Bakuna center in SM Bacoor last December 03, 2021, in support of the national vaccination days which runs from November 29,2021 to December 03, 2021.
“We need to speed up our vaccination to achieve herd immunity before the new variant of concern reaches our country. I encourage everyone to get vaccinated in their nearest bakuna centers,” Gordon added.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) deploys its Hot Meals on Wheels to COVID-19 affected residents in Brgy. Poblacion 1B and Caingin, Maragondon, and provided 200 individuals with food packs last November 19, 2021.
PRC continues to deploy the Hot Meals on Wheels as part of its Covid-19 response to provide ready-to-eat meals to affected residents who lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic.
“Walang maiiwan ngayong pandemya. Patuloy natin idedeploy ang mga food trucks natin to alleviate human suffering. Dinagdagan pa natin ang ating food trucks upang mas marami ang masilbihan nating mga kababayan,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen Dick Gordon said.
PRC has now a total of 28 food trucks positioned in the different local chapters to provide immediate assistance in times of need.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) assisted Barangay Calibuyo, Punta 1, and Sahud Ulan in Tanza Cavite due to the cholera outbreak which caused the death of one individual and affecting 20 more people, last November 07, 2021.
PRC Cavite Chapter are in coordination with the local government unit health services and provide Information, Education, and Communication materials for social media posting to provide proper information on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to prevent diseases like the cholera.
Health authorities are already investigating the source of the cholera outbreak in the said barangay. According to the RHU of Tanza, residents have nothing to worry about because they are in control of the situation.
“Sa Red Cross ay mayroon kaming Water, Sanitation, Hygiene services na nagbibigay ng safe, clean, and potable water sa mga emergencies kagaya ng cholera at diarrhea outbreak,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) sent out its Hot Meals On Wheels to provide ready-to-eat meals to 200 lockdown affected residents, composed of persons with disability, solo parents, and senior citizens at Brgy. poblacion 2 and 4, Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, Cavite, on October 05, 2021.
PRC Cavite Chapter, led by its administrator Luz Acencio, continues to roll out its Hot Meals On Wheels to provide immediate food assistance to the most vulnerable individuals of Cavite City. Recently, the chapter distributed food packs to 273 individuals at the isolation facilities and vaccination sites.
“Patuloy ang ating paghahatid ng pag-asa sa pamamagitan ng food truck sa Cavite upang matulungan ang naapektuhan ng lockdown. Malapit sa loob ko ang Cavite, dahil ang aking lola ay taga Cavite. Gayun pa man, kahit saan man sulok ng bansa, walang maiiwan sa panahon ng pandemya, at ang Red Cross ay nariyan kung saan ang tulong ay kailangan,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon said as he emphasizes PRC’s Covid response.
PRC under the leadership of Chairman Gordon, started various initiatives like Bakuna Bus, Hot Meals on Wheels, Mobile Clinic, and Amphibian trucks to provide access to far-flung communities needing immediate assistance.