OHF-PIA Outreach Project
It’s been almost a year since the news broke about the health problem facing the world today, the COVID-19 pandemic. But during those times, one thing prevailed… solidarity!
The Philippine International Aid, a long-time partner of Open Heart Foundation (OHF), invited OHF to submit a proposal that could respond to the needs of the families of beneficiaries who were again affected by the lockdown in April 2021.
Open Heart was lucky to have been granted with required budget for our outreach mission. In May 2021, OHF conducted an outreach activity for the families who were severely affected by the pandemic; families who lost livelihoods due to job closing, lack of transportation, quarantines and lockdowns. These two agencies delivered assistance to families covered by the Greater Manila Area such as Cavite, Laguna, Manila, Quezon City and Rizal.
OHF staffs helped with the preparation from purchasing to repacking of 85 sets of goods for the recipients. Each recipient received two bags of goods containing one grocery bag and one sanitation bag. Grocery pack contains 5 kilos of rice, canned goods, noodles, coffee and Sanitation pack contains 1 gallon of alcohol, face mask, face shield, bath soap, powder detergent and toothpaste.
The distribution took place in Binan and Carmona on May 19, in Rodriguez on May 22, in GMA and Silang on May 24, and in Manila and Quezon City on May 25. These were spearheaded by the Executive Director and the Program Area Coordinators 1.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has passed its one-year anniversary and vaccines are becoming available day by day, Open Heart Foundation continues to look for ways to help our less-fortunate brethren affected by the pandemic. We believe that there are more ways to help and there are generous group of people who are willing to join in this endeavor.
To God be all the glory!
Prepared by: Susie Bedia, Admin Officer 1