SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Aug 17 (PIA) — Ilocanos and at least 500 families from Barangay Catbangen affected by tropical storm “Helen” benefited from the assistance extended by the GMA Kapuso Foundation Inc (GMA KFI).
Maricel Tarrayo, GMA KFI project staff, said in an interview that this was done through the provision of packed relief goods worth P250 each.
The items given included noodles, canned goods, coffee, milk and biscuit. There were also new and used clothes, detergent powder and soap.
Beneficiary Aileen Catulmo, 33, said the relief pack was a big help to sustain their basic needs.
“Agyaman kami la unay iti daytoy a tulong kadakami nangnangruna ti GMA ken opisyales ti San Fernando nga nangsuporta kadakami tapno makalasat kami ti daytoy a bagyo (We are really thankful for this assistance to us especially to GMA and officials of San Fernando for supporting us in order to survive from this typhoon),” she added.
Acting City Mayor Alfred Ortega acknowledged the foundation for their support in providing relief goods to affected residents.
Meanwhile, Tarrayo said their next target of relief operation in the province will be in Bauang but they will coordinate first with the Municipal Social Welfare Development Office of Bauang before the distribution of goods. (ANL/MHH-PIA 1, La Union)