‘Maring’-stricken communities in La Union continues to receive aid from PH Red Cross

Published October 19, 2021, 8:08 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

Recognizing the challenges faced by communities in the aftermath of Severe Tropical Storm “Maring” (Kompasu), the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to provide aid to the residents who were affected by flooding in some parts of La Union.

(Photo from Philippine Red Cross)

To provide immediate assistance to the province of La Union, the PRC deployed the humanitarian caravan last Oct. 18 through the directive of its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Senator Dick Gordon.

The humanitarian caravan contained a 6×6 truck, rescue boat, command post, rescue vehicle, food truck, food-items which included 10 sacks of 35kg rice, 100 canned sardines, 100 canned beef loaf, and 100 canned tuna.

The PRC also continues to conduct clearing operations in Luna, La Union to assist other services like delivery of food packs and water.

The PRC’s Emergency Response Unit (ERU) will also assess the Rimos ES and Sto Domingo for updates on their request for flushing activities.

“From response up until recovery, the Red Cross will be of service to serve the most vulnerable,” Gordon said.

Meanwhile, the PRC also provided ready-to-eat meals to 200 families, potable water to over 1,000 families, hygiene promotion, and provides a welfare desk to help the residents cope with trauma due to the effects of “Maring.”