Up to 33,709 families affected by super typhoon Odette have already received assistance through ABS-CBN Foundation Sagip Kapamilya, which continues to bring aid to Filipinos in devastated areas.
Among those that received relief packs recently were 2,100 families from different barangays in Surigao City and 5,000 families in San Joaquin, Iloilo and Tobias Fornier, and Anini-y in Antique.
Additionally, 1,141 families were served in San Francisco, Southern Leyte, while 2,000 individuals received hot meals from the Mobile Kitchen.
In Cebu, food was distributed to 136 families from San Roque, Liberon Carcar Marigondon Evacuation Center, and Lapu Lapu Bankal Elementary School, while ten communities benefited from water purification equipment from Adtel.
ABS-CBN Foundation, together with the ABS-CBN News Public Service team, has also traveled to La Libertad, Negros Occidental, which was also severely impacted by the typhoon.
In an interview with TV Patrol, one of the residents, Jonalin Tulisana, described how it feels to celebrate Christmas in an evacuation center.
“What matters is that our family remains intact and no one was harmed or injured. Despite the typhoon, we’re still complete this Christmas,” she said.
She also expressed her gratitude for the help that arrived, “You came here even if you came from a great distance. Thank you so much.”
ABS-CBN Foundation continues its relief operations especially as many families are still waiting and hoping for help after the typhoon destroyed their homes and livelihoods, while some have also lost loved ones.
As many Filipinos still await aid and assistance to rise from the tragedy they experienced, the “Tulong-Tulong sa Pag-Ahon: Andito Tayo Para Sa Bawat Pamilya” online fund drive continues its call for donations.
For donations, donors may deposit to accounts of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. through BDO (0039302-14711), BPI (4221-0000-27), PNB (1263-7000-4128), GCash, PayMaya, and PayPal accounts. International donations may be coursed through abscbnfoundation.org.
More details are available on ABS-CBN Foundation’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Donors can also download social media badges that they can use as their profile photos, twibbons, Facebook frames, Instagram filters, or to express their love and support for the families affected by the typhoon.