Online users have been praising and sharing photos of the orderly distribution of relief goods as well as roofing materials by the Red Cross.
Sen Dick Gordon as the chair assured the support from Red Cross during calamities and have spearheaded the distribution efforts for the victims of super typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut).
On September 23, 2018, together with the International Federation of Red Cross they distributed relief goods and other basic commodities to the 355 affected families of the municipal of Baggao and Gattaran.
On his Facebook page, he shared that: “Relief distribution to 307 individuals at Brgy. Sta. Margarita in Baggao, Cagayan. This is the RED CROSS way of distributing relief—with respect and dignity.”
The Red Cross chair disclosed that the relief goods are not “abuloy” (donations); rather “ito ay upang maramdaman ninyo na hindi kayo nag iisa, nandito ang Red Cross para tumulong” [This is for you to feel that you are not alone and that Red Cross is here to help.]
He further encouraged typhoon victims not to think negatively, as he said that: “We were able to stand our ground, and I believe we can do it again”; adding that he admires the victims’ spirit.
He also commended the volunteers: “VOLUNTEERISM + BAYANIHAN. Riders Of Cebu volunteered on the spot to help in the unloading of relief items at Enan Chiong Activity Center in Cebu. It’s inspiring to see everyone working hand in hand to alleviate human suffering!”
They also distributed non-food items containing sleeping kits, hygiene kits, and jerry cans at the activity center for the families affected by the landslide incident in Naga City, Cebu.
Meanwhile, thousands have shared the photos showing such an orderly distribution of assistance goods; commending such steps. Some said no more long queues and “battling” for their shares. Everybody’s happy.
“May everyone follow this example in every distribution activity.”