Typhoon victims get additional help - SunStar

Typhoon victims get additional help

THE Philippine Association of Medical Technologists Inc. (Pamet)-Negros Occidental Chapter and Project Community Activities Reaching to Everyone through Services (Cares), through its outreach program Bangon Negros Typhoon Odette Relief Operations, distributed relief goods to about 180 families in Puroks Sigay and Bagongon in Barangay Nauhang, Sipalay City recently.

Aside from Pamet and Project Cares, the relief operation was also made possible through the cooperation of the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (Nocppo) and Sipalay City Police Station.

Pamet was represented by chapter officers Liza Santillan and Andrew Altajeros, while Project Cares by its Board secretary Anthony Altajeros and its volunteers Aida Segura, Darelyn Resonable, Ryan Christopher Pillada and Erick John Boston.

Pamet, in a statement, said that during their visit, they noted that there are still many unpassable barangays in Sipalay, with several houses already abandoned by residents who are now staying in evacuation sites.

Call for the private sector to continue sending relief goods to Sipalay and other areas in the Sixth District badly-hit by the typhoon is foreseen in the next weeks to months due to toppled electric poles and trees, making it difficult to deliver relief goods to people in the mountain communities badly hit by Typhoon Odette, it said.

It added that the residents badly need food and water supplies, cookware and eating utensils, basic clothing, and especially money to augment in purchasing housing materials.

A second batch of assistance by Project Cares is being planned and those who wish to send relief goods may be directed to them or directly endorsed to Sipalay City Police Station and Nocppo. (PR)

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