UC sends relief goods to Bohol-A A +A
Friday, October 18, 2013
THE University of Cebu (UC) kicked off Thursday its relief campaign for earthquake victims in Bohol, with 65 boxes of bread and 500 pre-packed bags containing noodles, rice, canned goods, and water to be distributed to people in Maribojoc, one of the badly-hit areas in the province.
The boxes of bread were donated by Goldilocks, while the other items were turned over to the Metro Cebu Uptown Jaycees for distribution to the affected families in Maribojoc.
Among other items donated as of Thursday were truckloads of noodles from Super Q Golden Bihon and Lisa Gokongwei, 20 sacks of rice from Joyful Enterprises, five boxes of canned goods from Paolo Ong, and cash of P43,000. These items were already re-packed and ready to be shipped to Bohol Friday.
UC Director for Marketing and Corporate Communications Marylou Labrador Neri said: “We were particularly touched by the generosity of two unnamed good souls who separately gave P20 and ¼ kilo of rice. May God bless you as your gestures really came from the heart!”
“UC has taken the initiative to collect, repack and distribute the donated goods because we have the logistical resources necessary to do all these. Our students supply the manpower. We are officially collaborating with DSWD, Sun.Star Cebu, the Rotary International and Metro Cebu Uptown Jaycees to mobilize the donations,” she added.
Beginning October 18, UC Banilad will be the repacking headquarters for DSWD-Central Visayas in preparing 10,000 bags of food to be shipped to Bohol daily.
The UC Banilad Campus Drop-In Center is accepting 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily donations in any form for the victims of the October 15 earthquake.
For cash donations, deposit to BDO Ayala branch (Cebu City) University of Cebu peso account number 2420075 958. This account was specifically set up for the earthquake calamity victims. Every single donation will be properly acknowledged.
The list of donors will be posted and regularly updated at www.uc.edu.ph. One may also call +6332-233-8888 for inquiries. (PR)