Good Neighbors has reached out to 1,000 families in a number of evacuation centers through distribution of hygiene kits, and learning and experiential sessions with the children. The families (parents and children alike) are hopeful to recover fast from their current situation. They have shown sense of resiliency with hopes to rise above from the volcano eruption related concerns.
One of the striking stories in the evacuation site in Batangas Sports Complex is the story of Ashelly, named after the “ash fall” byword of the people during the Taal Volcano eruption. She is a 5-day old now and was born on the 2nd week of their stay in the evacuation site. Ashelly received new born kits and her parents received nutritious food items from Good Neighbors.
The turn-over of support and distribution of hygiene kits was highly acknowledged by Gov. Hermilando Mandanas, and the Vice Mayor of Batangas City, Hon. Jun Berberabe. Good Neighbors sends out its deepest appreciation to the Batangas Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), Office of the Civil Defense, Coastguard and the LGUs for their support.
The bearers of the volcano eruption continue to seek support particularly when they are back in their respective affected places.