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 continues to provide aid to the affected residents affected by Severe Tropical Storm Maring (Kompasu), which caused flooding to some parts of La Union.
PRC deployed the humanitarian caravan last October 18, 2021, through the directive of PRC Chairman and CEO Sen Dick Gordon to provide immediate assistance to the province of La Union.
The humanitarian caravan contains a 6×6 truck, rescue boat, command post, rescue vehicle, food truck, Food-items such as ten 35kg rice, one hundred pcs canned sardines, one hundred pcs beef loaf, and one hundred pcs of canned tuna.
PRC continues to conduct clearing operations in Luna La Union to assist other services like delivery of food packs and water. PRC’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) will also assess the Rimos ES and Sto Domingo for updates on their request for flushing activities.
“Help is still on the way! Ang Philippine Red cross ay tutulong hanggat kayo ay makatayo sa sarili niyong mga paa. From response up until recovery, the Red Cross will be of service to serve the most vulnerable,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC also provides ready-to-eat meals to 200 families, potable water to over 1,000 families, hygiene promotion, and provides a welfare desk to help the residents cope with their traumas due to the effects of Tropical Storm Maring (International name Kompasu).
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) National Head Quarters, through the directive of the PRC Chairman and CEO, sends a humanitarian caravan to provide immediate assistance to the Tropical Storm (TS) Maring affected residents in La Union.
PRC deploys ten manpower including 6×6 truck, rescue boat, command post, rescue vehicle, food truck, Food-items such as ten 35kg rice, one hundred pcs canned sardines, one hundred pcs beef loaf, and one hundred pcs of canned tuna. PRC Humanitarian Caravan is one of PRC’s first responses to provide immediate assistance to affected communities by typhoons, disasters, calamities, and conflicts.
“Help is on the way! Agad natin ipinadala ang PRC Humanitarian Caravan upang magbigay tulong sa mga naapektuhan ng TS Maring. Isa sa ating layunin sa PRC ay makapag hatid ng pag-asa at magbigay dignidad sa mga taong lubos na naapektuhan ng matinding pagbaha,” Sen. Dick Gordon said.
PRC, through the different PRC chapters, continues to assist affected communities by TS Maring.