Bea Alonzo’s organization raises P9 million for COVID-19 relief efforts
Actress Bea Alonzo’s charity organization, I Am Hope, marked another milestone by raising P9 million through cash and in-kind donations.
The organization reaffirmed its mission to provide assistance to communities in times of crisis, not only during this COVID-19 pandemic but also in other situations, as per its Instagram post yesterday, May 27.
“Our [mission] is to provide assistance to communities focusing on poverty alleviation through education [and] feeding,” it said.
The organization was co-founded by Alonzo with producer and friend Rina Navarro. “It’s Showtime” host Vhong Navarro, actor Laurence Mossman, Tricia Canilao and May Militante are members of the group as well.
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@iamhope_org Reached a new milestone in our donations today, day 70🙌. We have raised a total of P9,000,000 in cash and in kind💖 We are GRATEFUL for the generosity of our donors🙏 I am HOPE will continue its mission to be one of the organizations to respond in the face of a crisis; not only during this Pandemic. Our Mission is to provide assistance to communities focusing on poverty alleviation through education & feeding. To volunteer & donate please click the link on our BIO. 💖☝️#togetherwecan #iamhope #iamhopeful #thehopefuls #behindthefrontliners @thisisrinanavarro @beaalonzo @tricia_canilao @vhongx44 @iam_mariamay @laurencemossman
Alonzo also introduced the other members of their organization and gave a tour of their headquarters, as seen in a video on her Instagram page yesterday.
The actress announced that they had reached out to 44 hospitals and 36 communities. She also expressed her gratitude to everyone who made a donation.
Alonzo stated that the group was on its second wave of helping communities. I Am Hope’s COVID-19 relief efforts initially began with helping frontline workers by providing them personal protective equipment, food and medical supplies.
For its second run, Alonzo and her team will focus on feeding communities and helping with their livelihood during this quarantine period.
Alonzo’s group previously handed out food to stranded students at the University of the Philippines Diliman and frontliners working with Vice President Leni Robredo. It also gave relief goods to jeepney drivers in Manila while their livelihood is put on hold due to the community quarantine. NVG
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