by Jessica Mae dela Cruz
As more and more Filipinos cry for help after Ulysses devastated Luzon on November 11 and 12, Korea-Philippines Teacher Exchange Programme (KPTEP) Alumni Association launched its Tulong Kapatid Project, a fund raising drive to provide relief to the communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses.
Danilo Osorio, president of KPTEP Alumni Association asked for cash donations on November 13 stressing the immediacy of assistance to the typhoon victims.
“People urgently need help. Your donation is appreciated, it doesn’t matter how small or big it is, it will surely go a long way,” Osorio said in his FB post.
On November 15, the group went to Parang Elementary School in Marikina and gave away 250 food packs including 300 bottled water and relief goods to the evacuees.
On November 16, the association sent the collected cash donation to Bicol thru Ryan Homan, principal of Vinisitahan Elementary School in Sorsogon.
Homan, together with his team, took charge of the relief operations of the association in the affected communities in Sorsogon.
On November 18, the group extended help in Region II by forwarding the cash donations to Edlyn Baui and Maancelene Carag, KPTEP alumnae who are coordinating relief efforts of the association to the typhoon-stricken communities in Cagayan and Isabela.
Osorio urged everyone to continue supporting the fund drive as the association extended the initiative to provide relief and help the typhoon victims endure the hard times.
“We are called to unite to help those in dire need. We humbly ask for your monetary support. Let’s help our kababayans and kapatids get through this difficult moment and start again,” the KPTEP president appealed.
***You may send your cash donations to KPTEP Alumni Association’s Project Tulong Kapatid lead, Elizabeth Catibog via GCash 0917-7104996.