The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), through the leadership of its Chairman and CEO, continues to assist communities affected by tropical storm Maring (kompasu) through non-food items distribution.
PRC distributed items such as 1000 hygiene kits, 2,000 sleeping mats, 2,000 mosquito nets, 2,000 blankets, 2,000 10L jerry cans, 1000 kitchen kits, and 85 sacks of clothing. 500 families each from La Union and Ilocos Sur will receive the non-food items.
“Mahirap ang pinagdadaanan ng ating mga kababayan sa mga lugar ng La Union at Ilocos Sur na kung saan lagpas tao ang baha. Nagpadala na tayo noong kasagsagan ng humanitarian caravan upang makatulong sa clearing operations, hot meals distribution, at rescue operations. Makakaasa kayo na patuloy ang Philippine Red Cross sa pag tulong sa mga naapektuhan ni TS Maring,” PRC Chairman and CEO Sen.Dick Gordon said.
The relief operations are part of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) disaster relief emergency funds and PRC prepositioned goods to provide immediate assistance to affected families by typhoons, calamities, and disasters.
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) distributed food items to 100 families from Brgy. Nagtupacan, Sta Maria, Ilocos Sur, affected by severe tropical storm Maring (international name Kompasu), which placed the province under a state of calamity.
PRC continues to assess the top two and three barangays greatly affected by Maring in coordination with the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDDRMO) and Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWD).
PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Dick Gordon immediately mobilized and deployed PRC personnel such as the Emergency Response Unit to support PRC’s intervention in the province during the 1st week of operations.
“I would like to commend the PRC’s staff and volunteers for their unending dedication to help the most vulnerable. Patuloy ang Red Cross sa pag hahatid ng pag-asa sa mga naapektuhan ng Sever Tropical Storm Maring,” Dick Gordon said.
PRC recently provided 600 hot meals and a disposable face mask at Brgy. Nanguneg West Narvacan.and Brgy. Sta Maria, public market.
Each food pack contains:
5 KG Rice
5 corned beef
5 beef loaf
12 sachets of coffee.