The President and CEO of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), Senator Richard Gordon, appealed to the public on Saturday January 15 to continue donating to the PRC fund for the victims of Typhoon Odette.
The urgent response for those affected by Typhoon Odette continues in Surigao del Norte as PRC volunteers and staff work tirelessly, the PRC said. They distributed over 55,000 liters of water to Barangays Oslao, Dias, Honrado, Banbanon in San Francisco Municipality and Barangay Rizal, Surigao City.
The team also distributed ready-to-eat meals, blankets, mosquito nets, plastic mats, tarpaulins and collapsible jerry cans to 405 families in the hard-hit community of Barangay Honrado.
In total, as of January 13, PRC has provided 13,621 hot meals and distributed 253,000 liters of water in Surigao de Norte.
Gordon said the donations that will go to the PRC fund will not only provide immediate relief, but will also contribute to long-term recovery efforts that will help the most affected families rebuild their lives.
“You can count on CRP to use your funds properly by providing a lifeline to the unfortunate Filipinos affected by Odette. We were prepared days before the disaster struck and were the first to respond when it made landfall. said Gordon.
“We need your help. The aftermath of Typhoon Odette is a difficult challenge that will continue for many months, and only together can we save more lives,” he added.
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