The Philippine Red Cross is stepping up its rescue and relief operations for flood-stricken families and assisting in the evacuation of more than 8,000 individuals (numbers will rise in the coming days) with the help of Red Cross 143 volunteers. Persons rescued were from Valenzuela, Rizal, Caloocan, Manila and other affected areas.
The Quezon City Red Cross assisted in the search and rescue of the victims of the landslides in Commonwealth where three persons were given first aid and transported to nearby hospital.
The Red Cross as well is providing hot meals to more than 7,500 persons in various evacuation centers.
Earlier, the Red Cross has provided generator to Epifanio delos Santos Hospital and assisted as well in providing fuel for the generator of the UERM Hospital.
More relief operations and hygiene promotion will be conducted in some of the 174 evacuation centers where 11,591 families are still sheltered. The Red Cross is setting up welfare desks in the evacuation centers to provide psychosocial support and other welfare needs of the affected families.
The Red Cross will continue to work round the clock with more areas still under water.
The PRC welcomes donation for flood-affected families. Through your generosity, we can stand prepared for disasters. We appreciate your continuous and unwavering support. Thank you.
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About the Philippine National Red Cross
The story of the Philippine Red Cross is the story of men and women from all walks of life who have dedicated themselves to the service of humanity. It is the tale of hundreds of thousands of ordinary people who devoted their time and resources to help the poorest of the poor.
Professionally trained and truly compassionate, these men and women are ready to lend a helping hand to those in need â€“ whoever, whenever and wherever they may be.
At present, the Philippine Red Cross provides six major services: Blood Services, Disaster Management Services, Safety Services, Community Health and Nursing Services, Social Services and the Volunteer Services.
All of them embody the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement â€“ humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
These values guide and inspire all Red Cross staff and volunteers, to whom being a Red Crosser is more than just a philosophy but a way of life.
- Proceeds will be remitted to the Philippine National Red Cross.
- You can also donate relief goods (e.g. Canned goods, instant noodles, blankets, purified drinking water, medicine, clothes, etc.) to Buyanihan Headquarters at Unit 1010, Cityland Herrera Tower, Makati City or at the Philippine National Red Cross Office.