A man beams as he receives a life kit Kapamilya proved that in times of crises, giving does not know religion or distance.
Recently, PricewaterhouseCoopers-Service Delivery Centre Manila Ltd. (PwC-SDC) turned over 1,008 life kits to Operation Sagip to help families affected by the conflict in Marawi. Each life kit contains halal-certified goods, blankets and hygiene kits. The contributions of the PwCSDC Manila employees made the donation possible.
On the other hand, in celebration of its community day, Canossa School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna conducted its own donation drive for Marawi. They successfully filled coin banks, which they donated to Operation Sagip. Within a month, “Alkansya Para sa Marawi” reached more than P100,000 in cash.
The Canossian community also gathered in-kind donations such as clothes and canned goods.
To date, Operation Sagip has reached more than 24,000 families in Marawi with food packs.
The program has distributed 3,515 “Gusto Kong Mag-Aral” backpacks with school supplies to displaced children. Viewing stations were installed in four evacuation centers in partnership with SKYdirect, while 3,900 hygiene kits were given to the soldiers assigned in the area.
Twenty-nine 32” LED TVs with ABS-CBN TVplus or SKYdirect were turned over to army hospitals as part of the “Saludo sa Sundalong Pilipino” project.
Operation Sagip plans to undertake more rehabilitation projects in Marawi. To help, visit www.passitforward.com/ sagipmarawi or follow #IpasaAngPagAsaSaMarawi posts online. (Story/Photos by: A.Cahayag)