Boholanos have once again demonstrated the true spirit of “bayanihan” (helping each other) in response to the call for help in raising emergency funds for victims of Typhoon Ulysses which devastated Luzon, leaving several people dead and thousands displaced in its wake.
On its fourth day on Thursday, “Tabang Luzon” which was launched by The Bohol Chronicle through its sister radio station dyRD’s “Inyong Alagad” program has raised over P726,300 in cash.
The program encouraged cash contributions for quicker relay amid continued travel restrictions and versatility in their use, but some donors have also sent in donations in kind, particularly non-food items, such as used clothing, blankets and slippers for the typhoon victims, many of whom have taken refuge in temporary shelters and evacuation centers set up by the government.
The Chronicle and Station dyRD started “Tabang Luzon” after well-meaning citizens brought in cash and goods to the twin media outlet’s office thinking that a donation drive had already been initiated even before it was actually launched on Monday.
Tabang Luzon will run only until today.
Donated items and cash will be turned over to a partner radio station in Cagayan which is among dozens of organizations coordinating 24-hour emergency response work on the ground and providing over 10,000 displaced and affected families the relief they need.
Those who want to contribute to the emergency fund drive may personally hand in cash donations at station dyRD located at the Bohol Chronicle Radio Corporation Building along 56 B. Inting Street in Tagbilaran City. (kb)