Leni volunteers turn over P3 million worth of shelter aid to Odette victims

A group of volunteers supporting the 2022 presidential bid of Vice President Leni Robredo turned over at least P3 million worth of shelter kits to victims of typhoon Odette which ravaged regions before Christmas day last year.

In a statement, the group of volunteers from Team Leni Robredo and Angat Buhay Youth said that P3 million worth of shelter kits were given to 400 beneficiaries in the municipalities of Kabankalan and Himamaylan, Negros Occidental; Barangays Mana-ul and Campina, Hilongos, Leyte; Malitbog, Bukidnon; Municipalities of Catarman, Guinsiliban, Mahinog, and Sagay in Camiguin; Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental; and the city of Cagayan de Oro and municipalities of Jasaan, Lagonglong, Salay, Sugbongcogon, Balingasag, El Salvador, and Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental.

Each shelter kit consists of lumbers, corrugated sheets, plywoods, sacks of cement, common nails, umbrella nails, and GI sheets.

“One of the pillars of VP Leni Robredo’s platform ‘Gobyernong Tapat, Angat Buhay Lahat’ is providing decent shelter for Filipinos. After the onslaught of Super Typhoon Odette, many houses of our kababayans have been destroyed or levelled and one of the projects of the Office of the Vice President (OVP) is to help them rebuild and recover,” Angat Buhay Youth Program officer Von Maunga said.

“Compassion with action is what we need when human resilience is being tested. This is one of the core messages of VP Robredo ever since she entered public service: Filipinos helping Filipinos. We thank the volunteers of Team Leni Robredo for reaching out to us and sharing the donations they’ve gathered to help our kababayans,” he added.

Team Leni Robredo Communications head Ben Bernabe, for his part, said that the volunteers were deployed to report on the situation on the ground in order to properly assess the needs of each family and that the materials needed were locally sourced to help jump start the economic activity in the area.

“TLR (Team Leni Robredo) identified the beneficiaries and the group provided a list of beneficiaries in the selected areas to the local hardware stores. The local hardware store then allowed each beneficiary to take construction and repair materials worth the amount equal to specified budget for each beneficiary,” Bernabe said.

“TLR paid for the local hardware stores,” Bernabe added.–LDF, GMA News

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