PRC volunteers cross rivers, trek to deliver aid to quake-hit areas

August 17, 2022 People's Tonight 96 views

IN line with the Philippine Red Cross’s (PRC) objective to reach the most vulnerable, PRC volunteers and staff crossed two rivers and trekked through a mountain to bring aid to earthquake-hit Barangay Sabnangan and Sito Pega in Luba town, Abra, over the weekend.

One hundred ninety-one families received one hygiene kit each. Each hygiene kit contains 12 body soap bars, five laundry soap bars, 40 pieces of sanitary napkin, three pieces 70 cm x 30 cm bath towels, two pieces 130 cm x 60 cm bath towels, six rolls of toilet paper, two tubes of toothpaste, five toothbrushes, and four razors.

These non-food items are estimated to be good for five persons in one month.

The PRC continues its Northern Luzon earthquake response in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

As of August 15, 2022, the PRC has provided the following humanitarian aid, among others: 1,091,427 liters of water through its water tankers, hot meals to 18,488 persons, 12,568 bottles of water, 1,590 hygiene kits, 1,404 food packs, jerry cans to 1,223 families, and sleeping kits to 550 families.

“Gaya ng dati, and Red Cross ay laging nandyan upang ibsan ang sitwasyon ng ating mga kababayan matapos ang isang sakuna. Ginagawa natin ang lahat ng ating makakaya para marating ang nangangailangan,” PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon said.

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