Gordon calls for more volunteers as ‘Nina’ relief ops continue

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Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Chairman and Senator Richard Gordon has called on Filipinos to provide additional hands in the relief operations on areas struck by typhoon “Nina”.

Gordon made the plea Thursday (January 5) while he was in Polangui, Albay. The province was among those hardest hit by the storm, which has been described as the strongest since “Reming” in 2006.

The Senator was happily received by Albay Governor Al Francis Bichara during his visit.

“Our work continues in Typhoon Nina affected areas. As such we are calling for more volunteers to assist us in providing relief. In disasters like this, we must all come together to help those who are most vulnerable to alleviate their suffering,” Gordon said as per Bichara’s Facebook post.

Among the relief items brought by the PRC were sleeping kits (blankets, plastic mats, and mosquito nets), hygiene kits, bath soaps, laundry detergents, tarpaulins, and jerry cans.

On top of this, Operation Heads and Chapter Support Teams have been deployed in Albay to augment the local chapters in delivering emergency response interventions, as well as continuously assessing their needs.

“These are all part of PRC’s commitment to provide timely humanitarian assistance and disaster response to the most vulnerable. PRC, through the help of staff members and volunteers, pledged to continue to help and provide support as families begin to get back on their feet and rebuild their lives,” the post further read.