Taal Evacuees Receive Help Through ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya

Taal Evacuees Receive Help Through ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya

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According to ABS-CBN Foundation’s Sagip Kapamilya, 7,078 families or 35,390 individuals received relief packs in 44 evacuation centers, while 3,603 persons were able to get warm meals from the soup kitchen and 463 individuals got psychological first aid, as of January 16 (Thursday).

Until now, ABS-CBN Foundation is still doing rounds in evacuation centers to help ease the burden of evacuees.

One of the persons who received relief was Francisca Villanueva who shared that she and her family rushed to an evacuation center with only a few belongings in tow.

“Maybe we won’t have a home to return to. I don’t know how to start over,” Francisca shared in an interview with “TV Patrol.”

Francisca and other evacuees’ future remain uncertain, but the endless support and love that they are receiving have given them a glimmer of hope.

Helping out in the relief operations was “G Diaries” host and Bantay Bata 163 executive director Ernie Lopez, who witnessed the Filipino bayanihan spirit come alive once again in a dark time for some of our countrymen.

Ernie remarked, “the way we help each other is not forced. People are openly willing. They open their hearts, they open their wallets, they give their resources. That’s the nice thing about Pinoys,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sagip Kapamilya also showed untiring support to victims of recent calamities. Just like in Taal, the organization immediately extended a helping hand to those affected by recent typhoon Tisoy and Ursula in Visayas and Mindanao.

ABS-CBN Foundation is still accepting in-kind and cash donations for Taal evacuees. For more details, follow ABS-CBN Foundation (@abscbnfoundationinc) on Facebook. Get the latest news on the Taal Volcano eruption on ABS-CBN News’ special coverage on ABS-CBN, ANC, DZMM, news.abs-cbn.com, patrol.ph and the ABS-CBN News App. For more news and updates, follow ABS-CBN (@abscbnpr) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit www.abs-cbn.com/newsroom.

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