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MANILA – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) sent additional relief supplies to more than 300 families affected by Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni) in Catanduanes and Albay provinces.
On Thursday, PRC Chairman and CEO Senator Richard J. Gordon ordered emergency aid kits to be sent to both provinces, including foods such as rice, noodles, canned goods and coffee.
Each family also received a non-food package, which consisted of hygiene kits such as shampoo, bath soap, toothpaste and toothbrush. Sleeping set with sleeping mat, mosquito net and blanket; Planning as emergency shelter; and 10 liter collapsible water tank.
“We are sending more critical relief supplies to Bicol so that our fellow human beings have additional food and items that they can use in their daily lives. We will continue to support them until they are back on their feet, ”Gordon said in a press release published on Saturday.
Gordon visited the affected communities in Catanduanes and the damaged areas in Albay last Tuesday.
“We are appalled by the devastation this typhoon has caused in many areas. In addition to the relentless physical, emotional, and economic consequences of Covid-19, it has affected people’s lives and livelihoods. Most of them have lost their livelihoods and homes, and we assure them that we are here to help, ”he said.
On Monday, the PRC sent a humanitarian caravan to Bicol, consisting of an ambulance, two ambulances, a food truck, a utility truck, a fuel tanker, two 10-wheel trucks, a Humvee, two water tankers and a 6-wheel truck consists of a 6 × 6 truck, two Land Cruisers and a Hi-Lux vehicle.
Around 500 family tents were also used as emergency shelters and as generator sets for the emergency power supply, as many affected areas are struggling with power outages. (PR)