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Around 200 indigent patients at the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) in Tagbilaran City benefited from an outreach program of the USA Sandugo Family Club.
The group, a non-profit organization based in New York and New Jersey, distributed relief packs which included rice, canned goods, noodles and cash on Thursday.
According to Sandugo Family Club president Francis Dampor, their programs are being funded through voluntary donations from its members and fundraisers.
“We raised funds by inviting people to come to our parties during Christmas, we also give them an opportunity to support us during our Atlantic City trips. Notably also, each member is giving, not only through fundraising, but voluntarily giving,” said Dampor.
Dampor noted that their club has been inspired by other organizations engaged in humanitarian efforts and they hope that, in the same way, they encourage other groups to help indigents in the province as well.
“I hope this could be an ongoing project and that we’ve sent a message to other groups to copy what we’re doing because we got inspiration also from other people who have been doing this in the past,” he added.
The Sandugo Family Club has had various projects in Bohol including the donation of a service vehicle to the Bohol Crisis Intervention Center.
In 2016, the group donated educational and therapeutic kits for children with behavioral conditions at the Bohol Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center (STAC) under the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office.
The Sandugo Family Club is also a consistent donor of the top-rated Inyong Alagad program of station dyRD which offers financial aid to indigent patients across the province. (AD)