PRC continues humanitarian efforts despite ongoing pandemic

Apart from their ongoing “Maring” operations, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to be unstoppable as they have successfully collected 49 blood units in the mobile blood drive last October 16, 2021, in JCSGO Church Bauang, La Union.

"The Red Cross is unstoppable; despite the ongoing pandemic, as the premier humanitarian organization in the country, we will continue to be at the forefront of providing aid to the most vulnerable, especially during emergencies. But it doesn't end there, we will also continue with all our regular services as the need for blood never stops," said Chairman and CEO Senator Dick Gordon.

A Philippine Red Cross volunteer collects blood from a donor during a recent mobile blood drive in Bauang, La Union. (Photo from PRC/Manila Bulletin)

As of October 20, 2021, the PRC has sent out the following to La Union: 4,214 hot meals, 1,472 bottles of water, 641 pieces of clothing, 692 face masks, and 50 hygiene kits. At the same time, PRC volunteers and staff in La Union oriented 631 individuals on hygiene promotion, gave psychosocial first aid to 136 individuals, and distributed 72,000 Liters of water which provided 5,288 individuals with safe and clean potable water.