Last December 26, 2021, our KALIPAY teens delivered initial relief assistance of water and basic goods to several affected Barangays in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. Kabankalan is one of the many cities and municipalities in Southern Negros that have been hard-hit by Typhoon Odette (Rai)- which has been the strongest and most devastating typhoon we had experienced in many years. There has been widespread flooding, destruction of properties, and extensive damage to the livelihood of farming and fishing villages.
The affected communities still have a long way to go to recover from this calamity. We would like to help them rehabilitate their homes with materials for the repair and construction of their houses, most of which were totally flattened by the typhoon. It is also our wish to help them regain their lost livelihoods with farming and fishing tools and equipment.
If you want to help our relief efforts, you may donate to:
Kalipay Negrense Foundation Inc.
BDO Acct. No. 000 720 216 249
Though our Recovered Treasures shelter in Bago City has also sustained considerable damage, thankfully the children and staff were spared from any physical harm. This outreach activity was a good teaching opportunity for empathy, as well as responsiveness. It has opened their eyes to the plight of people other than themselves and their fellow KALIPAY children- that despite their own situation, help can always be extended to others.
Let our bayanihan (civic unity) spirit be strong this Christmas season and share our blessings! May God continue to bless us all.