LOOK: Bea Alonzo makes face shields for COVID-19 frontliners
Bea Alonzo helped create face shields to protect health workers combating the spread of COVID-19 in the Philippines.
“So, yesterday, we decided to create face shields for the frontliners,” the actress said in her Instagram post yesterday, April 4.
Prior to assembling the face shields, Alonzo handled the materials needed to build them while wearing gloves and a face mask, as seen in photos accompanying her post.
Alonzo thanked Cathy Binag for donating 2,000 raw materials for the shields as well as 100 gallons of ethyl alcohol to their initiative. The effort was spearheaded by the I Am Hope organization, which Alonzo co-founded with Cinema Evaluation Board member Rina Navarro.
Along with creating face shields, Alonzo and her team also began repacking relief goods yesterday.
“Maliit na tulong ito kumpara sa ginagawa para sa atin ng ating magigiting na frontliners!” she added.
(This is just a little help compared to what our brave frontliners are doing for us!)
“OUR REAL LIFE HEROES,” Alonzo referred to them.
Navarro and Alonzo started the said organization so they “can stand behind all the frontliners,” as seen in a separate video on the actress’ page.
Aside from Alonzo, her fellow actresses Angel Locsin and Anne Curtis have also extended their support to the health workers on duty amid the pandemic. Locsin has been providing tents for hospitals that face overcrowding issues while Curtis donated surgical gloves and alcohol to hospitals. JB
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