2 charity groups earmark P500K for Taal victims

TWO leading charity organizations have joined forces in extending support to victims of Taal Volcano eruption.

Irineo “Bong” Alvaro Jr., chairman of Bridges of Benevolent Initiatives Foundation (BBIF), announced that it is donating P500,000.00 to victims of the eruption and ash fall that have affected Batangas, Laguna and Cavite provinces.

“The devastation of Mt Taal volcano is huge. Immediate measures are needed to augment the ongoing relief operations,” he said.

“On our part here through the BBIF and World Medical Relief Inc., Philippines (WMRI) this allocation for this particular needs was released yesterday,” he added.

Alvaro, newly appointed Ambassador of Health by WMRI recently, said that these are the times when all should be able to help those in need. He also called on other sectors of society to reach out to the displaced.

He said that he has gathered volunteers from BBIF and WMRI-Phils. who are now currently preparing the bags which contain N95 dust mask, rice, canned goods, blankets and biscuits. Delivery has been scheduled next week in affected areas.

Also the chairman of Clark Investors and Locators Association, Alvaro called on business executives to participate in various outreaches aimed at alleviating the plight of victims of the volcanic eruption.

George Samson, president and CEO of Michigan-based WMRI, lauded the efforts of BBIF and WMRI-PH, assuring them of full support in various medical and humanitarian outreach programs.


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