DESPITE being occupied with their work, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Singapore always find time to give a helping hand to the needy community back home.
The group Humankind OFW Singapore lead by their president Daisy Tinag Pereira who traces her roots in Itogon, Benguet immediately conducted a donation drive for the victims of Taal Volcano eruption upon learning about the incident.
With very supportive members and partners like Fortitudo Singapore Organization including Singaporean Ivy Leung Chinese, they were able to collect donations good for 50 families at Lucky Plaza Singapore.
Pereira said some officers and members of the group personally went to Batangas to facilitate the distribution of donations to barangay Bagong Tubig in San Luis, Batangas and barangay Timbain in Calaca, Batangas.
The Humankind Philippine headed by Margie Bautista also participated in the outreach activity wherein a total of 200 packs of goods which include personal kits (sanitary pad, toothbrush, toothpaste, body soap), laundry detergent, clothes, bath towels, and foods such as noodles, biscuits, pack of rice, canned goods, chocolate and others were given to the intended beneficiaries.
“They already received the donations and it’s really nice to see the smile on their faces, it’s really nice to see how happy they are, and it’s really nice to see how Filipinos are helping each other,” Pereira said.
However big or small, your help will mean a lot to those who need it. May the OFWs continue on making an impact on the lives of our kababayans.
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