LOOK: Manila’s Homeless Help Repack COVID-19 Relief Goods for Urban Communities

Last March 22, De La Salle University and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde opened their doors to Manila’s homeless amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) enhanced community quarantine.

As of March 23, DLSU had settled 79 homeless people in the Enrique M. Razon Sports Center while DLS-CSB housed 80 homeless people in its covered court.


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On March 26, DLS-CSB posted that their guests helped in efforts to repack 3,000 relief packages that were to be distributed to different urban communities in Metro Manila.


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Individuals involved in packing relief goods were properly outfitted in Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) while relief packages were duly sanitized before being sent out.

“During these extraordinary times, let us get together in the ways that we can and reach out to the last, the least, and the lost,” DLS-CSB shared on their Facebook page.

Donations in cash or kind supporting this initiative will be highly appreciated. Financial donations are accepted through the AJ KALINGA FOUNDATION, INC. or can be deposited to Asia United Bank Peso Savings Account no.: 082-11-000496-2. For proper documentation, kindly send deposit slips to lasallianmission@dlsu.edu.ph.

Donations in kind include pillows, industrial rice cookers, percolators for coffee, large garbage bags, medicines for first aid, small bath towels, clothes for men; women; and children, bath soap and shampoo, and alcohol.

This is a joint initiative between De La Salle Philippines and the Divine Word Missionaries.

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