There is no stopping the real-life ‘Darna’. With her efforts to provide sanitation tents, isolation tents, and other COVID-19 needs, she had helped hundreds of hospitals, healthcare workers, and COVID-19 patients and their families.
Now, Angel Locsin is calling out to start her ‘Shop & Share’ fundraiser which she had done in 2009 to help those who were affected by Typhoon Ondoy. ‘Shop & Share 2020’ will now be helping to raise funds to provide Mass Testing to beat the COVID-19 pandemic. She is asking for help from celebrities, musicians, and athletes to donate their personal items from designer bags, clothes, jerseys, jewelry, and others to be auctioned off or sold so they could buy test kits especially for those who can’t afford to test.
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To our friends and fellow artists, Hi. It’s been a while since we’ve done this — way back in 2009 in fact when we first put up Shop and Share to help those who were affected by Typhoon Ondoy. We had actors, singers and even basketball players donate personal items from designer bags, clothes, jerseys, jewelry, etc., and we auctioned them off on ebay, with all the proceeds going to the Philippine Red Cross. And, now, we humbly reach out again. These are hard times, truly frightening times for the Filipino people, especially with corona virus cases still on the rise. Many have been doing their part in trying to give hope or just to make each day easier for those who are in need. And the hard truth is they will remain in need as Covid-19 remains the invisible enemy amongst us changing our lives and sadly disrupting livelihoods. We would like to revisit the idea of artists coming together and helping those who need it the most. This time, with the funds we raise, we would like to purchase test kits and allow testing opportunities for the poorer sectors in the hopes of helping out in the efforts to provide mass testing in the country. Yes, in support of mass testing. Because in this way we can make a higher impact, by pushing the TEST-TRACE-ISOLATE/TREAT formula that is the only proven way to defeat the virus. If you are keen please do let us know. We do hope you can join us as we all work together to help flatten the curve in the Philippines in our little way. God Bless You, Team Shop & Share.
Angel Locsin’s post came after government officials said that there are no plans for mass testing. Many netizens had expressed their opinions on how mass testing should be done to really flatten the curve and make the ECQ effective.
Some private companies who are back to work are conducting testing for their employees and many are also asking companies to do the same.