The Philippine Red Cross (PRC), together with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), crossed Abra River to reach the coastal barangay of Puro, in Caoayan town, Ilocos Sur, south of Vigan, to provide hygiene kits and other immediate needs.
On August 2,200 families in Barangay Puro received 200 hygiene kits and 400 jerry cans. In addition, PRC volunteers conducted hygiene promotion for 12 families, or 92 individuals, and distributed 5,000 liters of water through a water storage bladder in Barangay Villamar.
“No one will be left behind as the people will rise again after that earthquake. Red Cross is always ready to reach the remote community in Ilocos Sur and other affected provinces just to give our assistance to them,” PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon assured.
As of 8:00 pm of August 7, the PRC Ilocos Sur Chapter has distributed 235,500 liters of water through the PRC water tankers.
They also conducted hygiene promotion activities among 7,196 individuals, provided 2,589 hot meals, supplied 2,700 face masks, and given 645 hygiene kits to affected residents.
“We assure our countrymen in Caoayan , Ilocos that we are their partner as they rise again after the earthquake,” Gordon added.