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Volunteers help repack family food packs

After the call for volunteers in social media on September 21, 2018, the next day day about 370 volunteers flocked to the Visayas Disaster Response Center (VDRC) in Barangay Tingub, Mandaue City to help in the repacking of family food packs.

Volunteers help in the repacking of family food packs in VDRC.

Most of the volunteers are students from various universities and colleges in Metro Cebu namely, University of San Carlos (USC); University of Cebu – Lapulapu and Mandaue (UCLM); University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJ-R); University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF); Mandaue City College (MCC) and Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PSCA) – Mactan Air Base.

Aside from the student volunteers, the private sector also volunteered in the VDRC like the JCI Mandaue, Philippine Motorcycle Riders Club, Angkas Amigo Volunteers, Parkcare Play School Inc., Amigo 65 Volunteers and several walk-ins.

“We really appreciate the time and effort of our volunteers in making sure we have enough family food packs ready for distribution,” said DSWD-7 Regional Director Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre.

Uniformed personnel also help in the repacking like the Philippine Army and Philippine Air Force.

After 5 pm yesterday, all volunteers were able to repack a total of 5,700 family food packs.

For those who are interested to become a volunteer may contact Mr. Derrick Triumfo through cellphone numbers 0922-7029597 or 0916-7989430.

The schedule of repacking is from Monday to Saturday (8am to 5pm) only. ###

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