The wonderful work of Project Pearls has been featured repeatedly by WhenInManila in the past, but the charity that does amazing grassroots work in some of the poorest parts of Tondo has just suffered a severe setback after a fire broke out in the area. Now it needs your support to help with rebuilding efforts.
The devastating fire in Tondo. Source: Twitter / @WILLIEBOYBLUE
A catastrophic fire hit the area around Barangay 105 in Tondo on Friday, leaving two children and one fireman dead, and robbing over 2000 families of their homes and the little possessions they had. This is the heartland of Project Pearls, and the very area where the charity is carrying out daily feeding programs for local children, as well as educational and medical missions. The fire has hit the area hard and the charity is currently asking for whatever help and support people can give, so some of the most unfortunate residents of Metro Manila get a chance to recover and rebuild.
Project PEARLS is collecting clothes, slippers, shoes, mats or banig, light blanket, towels, toiletries, instant noodles, rice, and canned goods among other things. Donations can be dropped off at:
Juan Villa, 168 P. Zamora Street, Caloocan (Call Jayr for directions, 0936 965 4529)
Lena Hill St. Rolling Hills Subdivision, New Manila. Near Mt. Carmel Church & St Luke’s Hospital (Call Merly for directions, 09266455540 or 4052441)
For monetary donations: Bank Deposit to any BPI Branch Account Name: Project Pearls, Inc. Account #4253-4268-91 (Please send a copy of the receipt to 09473690607 and write your name and “Brgy 105 Fire”.
Or you can send your donations via PayPal to [email protected]projectpearls.org- please also put “Brgy 105 Fire” on the memo.
There is also a Donation button, as well as frequent updates, on the Project PEARLS Facebook page.
Project PEARLS has proven to be very lean and efficient with donations over the years, meaning you can rest assured that any help you give will really reach the people who desperately need it right now, and any help will be greatly appreciated.