Team of doctors, carpenters to help typhoon victims-A A +A
Monday, December 31, 2012
A RELIEF contingent of 60 Cebuano volunteers will leave Cebu tomorrow to help the victims of super typhoon Pablo in Compostela Valley.
The chief contingent coordinator, Dr. Wyben Briones of the Cebu Medical Society (CMS) and Rotary Club of Cebu Port Center, said the Philippine Navy and Span Asia Shipping (formerly Sulpicio Lines) will bring the contingent and their 18 all-terrain vehicles to Mindanao for the relief mission.
Among those joining the “Cebu Humanitarian Relief, Rehabilitation and Medical Assistance” contingent are doctors and carpenters.
They will leave Cebu at 6 p.m. tomorrow for Nasipit, Agusan del Norte.
“All donors who want to give to the poor typhoon victims have until tomorrow noontime to bring their donations to the CMS office in Banilad, Cebu City”, Briones said.
“We are now ready for our mission to help the victims of typhoon Pablo in Compostela Valley. We thank all the people who are supporting this mission, including Mayor Michael Rama who initiated this contingent,” Briones said.
Biones said the Cebu City Government, through Rama and the Cebu City Council, provided P8 million for the mission, plus donations from the private sector, especially from the various Rotary Clubs under Zone 1 District 3860, the All-Terrain Medical and Relief Organization, and GMA 7 Cebu.
GMA 7 Cebu Station manager Ann Marie Tan said that all the donations were properly receipted and will be properly distributed directly to the victims.
GMA 7 Cebu also helped the Zone 1 Rotary Clubs, which set up a drop off point for donations at Cebu Grand Hotel for the victims of typhoon Pablo in Cateel, Davao Oriental.
For Compostela Valley, Briones said they are bringing food items, house wares, laundry soaps, medicines and medical equipment, construction materials and carpentry tools, and other donations.
According to Briones, they are also bringing 90 pails of goods from the students of Springdale School in Cebu City. The items will be donated to Compostela Valley children.
“The Springdale School children attached their personal notes in every pail telling the children of Compostela Valley that they saved money from their school allowance to buy the goods for them,” Briones said.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 01, 2013.