Alagang Kapatid Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of TV5, activates its relief operations as torrential rains and consequential flood waters displaced thousands of people in Metro Manila and its suburbs.
The Foundation encourages people to donate goods for evacuees sheltered in various centers. These include ready-to-eat food (bread, biscuits, boiled eggs and cardva banana or saging na saba), canned food and those in easy-to-tear pouches, drinking water, hygiene kits (bath soap, toothpaste and toothbrush), towels and blankets. These can be brought to the Alagang Kapatid Foundation office at 730 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, in Novaliches, Quezon City.
Other drop-off points are the following:
- Wil Time Bigtime audition area – 762 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City
- TV5 Broadway Office – Broadway Centrum, Aurora Blvd. Cor. Dona Juana Rodriguez St., Quezon City
- TV5 Delta Office – Delta Theater, Quezon Ave., Quezon City
- Adobo Republic – East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City (only ready-to-eat and canned food and drinking water will be accepted in this drop-off point)
Volunteers are also encouraged to head to the Wil Time Bigtime audition area in Novaliches to help in repacking items which will be sent to various evacuation centers in Metro Manila.
For cash donations, interested parties may deposit through BDO Savings Account Number (005310-410164) and Bank of the Philippine Islands Savings Account Number (1443-05333-2). Both accounts are under the name of Alagang Kapatid Foundation, Inc.
Meanwhile, RESCUE5, the emergency response unit of NEWS5, was among the first response teams to attend to life-threatening situations brought about by devastating monsoon rains which started last Monday night (August 6). For rescue needs, call RESCUE5 hotline (02) 922-5155.
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