With the COVID-19 virus affecting people’s jobs and income, many celebrities have started fundraising initiatives to help those financially struck by the pandemic. One of the many personalities that have taken part in this is actress, Maine Mendoza.
Last week, the Eat Bulaga host tweeted that she is hosting a DoNation drive for employees who are not allowed to work because of the community lockdown.
Hi everyone! Given the difficult situation we are all facing, I thought of starting the DoNation drive today. This is to help the employees who are not allowed to work because of the community lockdown.
Please take some time to read. 🙂https://t.co/IqlUgc5vsv
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) March 19, 2020
With this, Maine tweeted a couple of days ago that the drive has accumulated a total amount of ₱587,677.92 within 7 days. This donation drive is able to help 587 families who are all affected by the quarantine. It includes families of tricycle drivers, pedicab drivers, maintenance crews, and more.
7 days after the launch of DoNation Drive, we have accumulated a total amount of ₱587,677.92. We have sent financial support to 587 families for the past 6 days thru GCash. Here’s the summary of recipients as of today 3/25:
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) March 25, 2020
In a blogpost, the actress thanks everyone who donated and writes, “I would not made it this far if not because of everyone’s help. But it does not stop here, I shall continue sending financial assistance to as many families as I can.”
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