TRUE to its vision to efficiently deliver humanitarian services to the most vulnerable communities in the country, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), crossed Abra River to reach the coastal barangay Puro, in Caoayan town, Ilocos Sur, south of Vigan, to provide hygiene kits and other immediate needs, August 2.
200 families in Brgy. Puro received 200 hygiene kits and 400 jerry cans. In addition, PRC volunteers conducted hygiene promotion for 12 families, or 92 individuals, and distributed 5,000 liters of water through a water storage bladder in Brgy. Villamar.
“Walang maiiwan sa pagbangon sa nagdaang lindol. Laging handa ang Red Cross na tunguhin ang pinakamalalayong komunidad sa Ilocos Sur at iba pang probinsiyang naapektuhan upang maipabot natin ang ating tulong sa kanila,” PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon assured.
As of 8:00 pm of August 7, the PRC Ilocos Sur Chapter has distributed 235,500 liters of water through the PRC water tankers, conducted hygiene promotion activities among 7,196 individuals, provided 2,589 hot meals, supplied 2,700 face masks, and given 645 hygiene kits to affected residents.
“Matitiyak ng ating mga kababayan sa Caoayan, Ilocos Sur na katuwang nila ang Red Cross sa muli nilang pagbangon mula sa nagdaang lindol,” Gordon added.