The nation was swept into a state of great distress when March began and the alarming number of COVID-positive patients started to rise in the Philippines. Schools were closed, establishments were watered down to their skeletal workforce, and hospitals struggled at full capacity with multitudes of patients. Thus, it was no surprise that people manning the front line of this pandemic such as medical professionals, garbage collectors, food providers, and security guards were forced to work longer hours and more strenuous shifts with dwindling resources and provisions. The students from Block T2 of Ateneo Batch 2022 recognized this struggle and decided to take action.
After a few brainstorming sessions, a quick scramble to compose a central board to handle basic affairs, and a clear willpower to act on an established public health advocacy, Project Salu-Salo was born. During its humble beginnings, the organization started off as a simple fundraiser with Philippine General Hospital as its sole beneficiary due to its assignment as a COVID-19 hotspot and the heavy inflow of new cases daily. However, over the past month, the organization has grown to provide food service to various hospitals in need across Metro Manila including Quirino Memorial Medical Center, De Los Santos Medical Center, University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital and Philppine Children’s Medical Center.
As of today, Project Salu-Salo is proud to announce the opening of its fourth donation drive in benefit of the following partners: Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Quirino Memorial Medical Center, and Philippine General Hospital with the new addition of Leonel Waste Management Corporation in Taguig. Although most of Project Salu-Salo’s initiatives have centered around medical front liners, one of the primary goals of its fourth project is to raise awareness of the inclusion of sanitation workers amongst the frontline workforce as they continue to ensure cleanliness within our communities.
It only takes 50 pesos to help feed a frontliner during this challenging time. If you’re interested in helping, all cash transfer methods and banking details to support Project Salu-Salo in this endeavor are listed below.
DONATE TO PROJECT SALU-SALO
1.BDO Bank Deposit
Account Name: Isabella Bolaños
Account Number: 002050108105
Account Number: 0999 206 3706
Any amount goes a long way.
As is the motto of Project Salu-Salo, let’s keep the bayanihan spirit alive!