Tzu Chi Foundation’s cash-for-work program to clean up the Great Love City in Barangay Liloan, Ormoc City comes to a close on December 29. Tzu Chi volunteers organized a simple thanksgiving program in the evening.
Tzu Chi volunteers from Palo (Leyte), Marikina and Tacloban and Tzu Chi Housing recipients from Kananga have come together to help the victims of Typhoon Urduja (Kai-Tak) in Ormoc Great Love City. Having experienced their own tragedies, the volunteers and housing recipients understand how difficult Ormoc's situation is and want to return the help they received from Tzu Chi by also helping other people.
Through the cash-for-work program, residents of the Great Love City in Barangay Liloan, Ormoc have been hopeful of restarting their lives after the devastation of Typhoon Urduja (Kai-Tak) in the Eastern Visayas region. Cash-for-work participants worked hard to clean their houses and their village and have used the money they earned to help themselves recover from the storm.
At a young age, nine-year-old Angel Carlyn Jandoc has manifested the true beauty of helping other people. Inspired by the sacrifices of her father and the efforts of Tzu Chi, Angel collected donations by singing Christmas carol with her sisters and cousins in their neighborhood. Residents of Ormoc Great Love City were delighted and proud of Angel's actions of giving back to Tzu chi who extended help for them after the storm.
A day after receiving the distributions, the villagers purchase new furniture and appliances to replace those destroyed in the flood while others used the cash aid as capital fund to recover their livelihood. The villagers are filled with gratefulness as they begin their lives anew through the love and help of Master Cheng Yen and Tzu Chi Foundation.
On November 30, Tzu Chi Foundation in cooperation with the municipal government of San Mateo, Rizal held its 229th Medical Mission which provided free medical services to 2,184 patients across the departments of pediatrics, general medicine, ophthalmology, dentistry, minor surgery, ENT (ears, nose, and throat), and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Aside from the free medical services, the event also became an opportunity for Tzu Chi volunteers to urge people to share their blessings with others and help other people, especially those who are suffering.
The devastation of Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-Tak) in Ormoc City left San Juan Elementary School flooded with mud. Upon seeing the situation, Tzu Chi extended their helping hands to clean the schools with local policemen, school personnel and students by launching a cash-for-work program. A total of 127 cash-for-work participants rendered their service to the school and worked hand in hand with Tzu Chi volunteers and other local volunteers to prepare the school for the resumption of classes on January 3, 2018.
Tzu Chi Foundation distributed cash aid, eco-friendly blankets, and bags of used clothes to the flood victims at the Great Love City in Barangay Liloan, Ormoc. Among the beneficiaries is the family of a 22-year-old man who drowned while trying to save his neighbors during the flood.
On December 23, Tzu Chi volunteers distributed cash, blankets, and clothes to the victims of Typhoon Urduja (Kai-Tak) in Ormoc Tzu Chi Great Love City. Dharma Master Cheng Yen also sent a letter for the victims and reminded them to always be prepared for disasters and be vigilant about climate change. Just two days before Christmas, the relief aid from Tzu Chi became a valuable welcome gift for the hopeful villagers.
Tzu Chi was built on funds collected in a bamboo coin bank. The foundation’s humble beginnings is a reminder that no contribution is too small to create a great impact. Every peso you donate will make a difference. Just the amount you spend on a cup of coffee will go a long way.
You may bring your donation to Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines’s offices at 76 Cordillera cor. Agno Sts. Brgy Doña Josefa, Quezon City
You may send your donations through Bank Deposit or wire transfer. Details as follows:
Deposit to METROBANK, Del Monte Branch
Account Name: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Philippines
Account Number: 163-3-16307190-9
Note: Please fax the deposit slip to the Tzu Chi office.
Fax Number: 02-7320001 loc 213.
Please call the Tzu Chi office to verify the fax transmission of the deposit slip.