Pass on the Hope to the Victims of Taal Volcano Eruption
January 14, 2020
Help us alleviate the condition and bring reprieve to the thousands affected by the Taal Volcano Eruption.
Trusted by donors for the past 30 years, ABS-CBN Foundation is committed to making sure that your donations will reach the intended beneficiaries in the soonest time possible.
The sudden and unexpected eruption of the Philippines’ Taal Volcano has significantly affected the lives of more than 30,000 Filipinos. According to government authorities, this number is anticipated to increase as the volcano and the areas immediately surrounding it show signs that an explosive eruption in the next few days or weeks is highly probable.
Of the more than 30,000 people affected, around 20,000 are in evacuation centers. These evacuation centers can be uncomfortable and there is limited space allotted for each family. Also, there is a limited supply of water and food and sleeping paraphernalia in these centers.
Within 24 hours of the onset of the calamity, Sagip Kapamilya, the disaster response arm of ABS-CBN Foundation immediately deployed resources, catering to the needs of the victims in evacuation centers.
As of this writing, 546 families have received relief packs and 1,191 individuals were served with hot meals. Sagip Kapamilya is targeting to help 15,000 – 20,000 families or around 100,000 individuals in its relief operations for this calamity. However, Sagip Kapamilya needs additional help in procuring more basic items to help more people and to cover more areas.
Your donation will be used in procuring the contents of the relief packs. A relief pack is usually composed of rice, easy-open canned goods, bottled water, face masks, hygiene kits, and sleeping mats. Some of the donations will also be utilized to serve hot meals in evacuation centers.
Photo Credit: ABS-CBN News, Paul Quiambao, Maricel Arenas
Your donation goes a long way. As of January 14, 2020, 9:00AM, Sagip Kapamilya has already served 546 families or 2,730 individuals with relief packs. Also, 1,191 individuals were served with hot meals through Soup Kitchen.
These operations were done in partnership with Globe Telecom.
Through your help, we can reach more families in need of our assistance.