BUKIDNON – Losing a home in a fire is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone, as now experienced by a family of four in Barangay 4, Talakag here.
Fortunately, there are people who are willing to extend a helping hand to ease the pain of losing almost all their property.
Recently, Senator Christopher “Bong” Go’s staff delivered essential aid on 18 September to the Cabaring family after their house was destroyed by a fire.
The family of four received cash aid to cover their basic needs, food and medicine packs, masks and face shields, and a bicycle.
The Department of Social Welfare and Development was present during the small event to provide the family with additional aid, including food packs and family and hygiene kits.
Marilo Cabaring was also awarded a Certificate of Entitlement for skills training by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
Various other agencies likewise offered emergency relief to the family, including the Department of Health, Department of Trade and Industry, and the National Housing Authority.
“It’s easy to forget about other issues affecting our communities because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But we should remember other people’s struggles and continue to do our best to respond and help everyone as quickly and efficiently as possible,” said Go in a statement.