The relief operations of DLSU-D has scaled down after nearly four weeks of gathering relief goods and donations, repackaging them into family packs and delivering to affected areas mostly here in Cavite and in Taytay, Rizal.
In that span of time, the efforts of DLS-Health Science Institute and DLSU-Dasmariñas have reached out to nine barangays with a total of 3,592 families who were affected by destructive forces of typhoon Ondoy. On top of that, we’ve collected Php116,034.60 worth of cash donations from the generous students, families, alumni, friends and partners of the Lasallian community here in Cavite. A full and detailed report of which could be found here in the DLSUD website.
Of course, the relief operations would’ve have not been a great success if it were not for the brave, generous and kind volunteers, most of whom are students of DLSUD who dedicated their time, effort and persons in sorting, repacking and even braving the dangers that come with the distribution of the relief goods to the affected communities.
There were almost 300 volunteers who came to campus despite the lure of malling and leisure due to class suspensions, accompanied by faculty and alumni to push through with the relief operations. We even had help with the volunteers from the local chapter of KABTAAN Party-list.
There are too many too mention in this post so I’d just publish here the Volunteers’ registration log file from September 28 to October 1. The list is still incomplete and I’ll update it as soon as possible.
If you volunteered during the relief operations but your name is not in the list, please let me know through the comments form below.
Going back, they all deserve our thanks and gratitude for heeding the call of the times and becoming heroes in their own way, big or small.
Animo La Salle!