‘Dito po napunta ang tulong n’yo’: Angel Locsin lists down donated goods to Taal victims, thanks donors
Actress Angel Locsin made an accounting of all the goods she and fellow volunteers were able to collect and repack for donation to the victims of Taal Volcano’s eruption last week.
Locsin, a known philanthropist, hopes that the help they were able to provide will somehow alleviate the plight of the people affected by the calamity, she said on her Instagram account earlier today, Jan. 19.
“Team effort! Nagpapasalamat po kami ni Lyn Garcia, my fiancé Neil Arce, at kapatid ko na si Angela sa lahat po ng nag-volunteer na magdamag na nag-repack, nagbuhat, at nag-distribute ng goods para makatulong sa mga apektado ng bulkang Taal,” she said.
(Lyn Garcia, my fiancé Neil Arce, my sister Angela and I are all thankful to everyone who volunteered to repack, lift and distribute goods to help those affected by Taal Volcano’s eruption.)
“Sa mga kusang nagbigay po ng donasyong goods and cash, maraming salamat po (To those who willingly donated goods and cash, thank you very much),” she added.
The actress said they were able to donate 3,126 food packs, 1,760 hygiene kits, 200 towels, 100 blankets, water bottles and multiple boxes of medical needs and face masks, and a few boxes of baby needs. They were able to help four evacuation centers.
Locsin, in a short slideshow, further commended the volunteers she worked with in the relief effort. The names of volunteers and donors with their respective donations were also listed down.
The names of Agot Isidro, Bubbles Paraiso and Pocholo Barretto are included in the list of volunteers.
Members of Angel’s Fan Club were able to donate goods worth P62,097.20, while actress Bea Alonzo provided food and other necessities, including 10 sacks of rice, three boxes of crackers, three boxes of corned beef and many more.
Locsin noted that Red Cross Batangas Chapter is well-equipped and can respond quickly to those in need of help, which is why they prepared two truckloads worth of “ready-to-distribute” in case the situation worsens.
“Dito po napunta ang mga naitulong ninyo,” Locsin said. “Maraming salamat po sa Red Cross Batangas Chapter for assisting us at maraming salamat po muli mga magigiting na volunteers! Mabuhay po kayo!”
(This is where your donations go. Thank you so much to Red Cross Batangas Chapter for assisting us and thank you to all the volunteers!)
“I decided to post the items and make an accounting this time para po malinaw sa mga nagdonate kung saan po napunta ang tulong po nila (so it is clear to donors where their donations actually go),” she added.
Locsin, a Red Cross volunteer, was one of the many celebrities who called for donations and actually offered help after Taal Volcano had a phreatic or steam-driven eruption on Jan. 12. Around 26,000 families have been displaced by the calamity.
Locsin has been recognized by Forbes Asia late last year as one of the “Heroes of Philanthropy,” for having donated “over P15 million in the past decade to fund charities in disaster relief, education and the political rights of indigenous people.” JB
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