Tzu Chi holds relief operations for Oroquieta Street fire victims
On May 21, Tzu Chi volunteers organized a relief distribution for the victims of a fire that razed 400 homes and establishments along Oroquieta Street, Barangay 310, Sta. Cruz, Manila, a week earlier. 1201 families each took home a sack of 10 kg rice as well as a blanket, condiments, sleeping mat, reusable plates and utensils, and other basic necessities from Tzu Chi volunteers. More than the material goods they provided, volunteers gave victims of this latest disaster hope through their presence and genuine desire to help without expectation.