Through the Lens of Compassion: Operation Blessing’s Fight against COVID-19

For weeks now, the nation has been obliged to live a life of “new normal” amid COVID-19.

Vulnerable families and individuals were greatly affected by the pandemic. Some lost their jobs; others lost their loved ones.

Health workers and other frontliners are risking their lives with hopes of saving one.

You can help them by supporting CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), in the fight against COVID-19.

Here are some of the moments captured by the OB Team when they reached out to public and private hospitals and vulnerable communities all around the country:

“We’re very much grateful because we know how critical the situation isyet you still remembered us here living in the mountains,” said Felix Acayin, while looking into the contents of the food pack they received from OB. Their family is part of the Dumagats, an indigenous group residing in Rizal, OB is reaching out to through its Bless-A-Child program.

Food packs were also given to the deaf and mute kababayans in Parañaque. Aside from nourishment to the body, they also received prayers and words of encouragement to help uplift their spirits!

Operation Blessing also paid a visit to the Victory Fort Bonifacio in Taguig that serves as a temporary housing facility for frontline healthcare workers who live far from the hospital where they work.  

Health workers from St. Lukes Medical Center in BGC and Rizal Medical Center received preventive care kits which includes soap, face shield, face mask, and alcohol.

Meanwhile, this crisis has also taught the people that service workers are one of the most important workforces. They cannot afford to get sick at a time like this so Operation Blessing handed over preventive care kits to these unsung heroes, to help protect and boost their immune system.

The Armed Forced of the Philippines, guards, and volunteers who were manning the checkpoints also received preventive care kits and oranges from our partner, NICE inContact.

Farmers who find it difficult to take their produce to the market due to the quarantine are also having a hard time feeding their own families.

Because of your continuous support, a group of farmers in Tuy, Batangas received food packs and preventive care kits that they can bring home to their families.

Aside from them, social workers in Valenzuela who are dedicated to assisting families-in-need also received their share of blessing.

They received preventive care kits to ensure their protection so that they can continue to serve those who need their helping hands. 

Barangay workers from Zone 75 in Manila were also given preventive care kits. They, too, are frontliners who provide immediate services to the community.

More of our kababayans from different sectors need your help, now more than ever. You can reach them out by supporting Operation Blessing’s nonstop relief efforts.  

Be part of the fight against COVID-19 by sending your donations through the following: 

Paypal ([email protected]) 

GCash (Operation Blessing) 

BANK 

(Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.) 

BDO PH: 0030000-55279 (PhP Savings), BDO U.S.: 103000-113-333 ($ Savings) 

BPI PH: 3001-0040-33 (PhP Current) 

METROBANK PH: 270-3-27050273-4 (PhP Savings), METROBANK U.S.: 270-2-27000282-4 

UNION BANK PH: 00-216-072163-9 (PhP Current), UNION BANK U.S.: 13-216-000170-0 ($ Savings)

For more information, visit the Operation Blessing Foundation Facebook page.

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 Last March 22, amid strict quarantine guidelines and health risks, the OB team braved going to different hospitals to distribute Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and preventive care kits to help medical frontliners.

Nurses and doctors in Marikina Valley Medical Center, Valenzuela Medical Center, and Sta. Ana Hospital received much-needed alcohol, face masks, vitamins, and disposable gowns, caps, and shoe covers – to help keep the health responders safe as they selflessly and tirelessly care for kababayans who are in need of medical attention.

With hopes of lifting their spirits while serving the people, the OB team also encouraged and prayed for the frontliners.

Dr. Sheila Aranas, OB Programs Director, gave a glimpse of what was it like to be on the ground. “It was challenging to do the distribution because of the quarantine guidelines and the known risks of being exposed but personally, the worry of being exposed was superseded by joy in seeing that the beneficiaries were grateful and encouraged,” she said.

As a medical practitioner herself, Dr. Sheila saw the ever-increasing need to support her fellow frontliners. The doctor added that she, too, was blessed by the courageous hearts of those who fulfill their duties during these trying times.

“The health care frontliners didn’t know that I was also encouraged and blessed by their selfless commitment to serve beyond their duties! The nurses and doctors said they appreciated the PPEs but more [importantly], the prayers and encouragement,” she expressed.

More frontliners need your help! Aside from participating in the enhanced community quarantine and taking good care of your health, you can support and protect these modern-day heroes by donating the following:

  1. Surgical mask or N95 mask
  2. Nitrile gloves
  3. Goggles or face shields
  4. Disposable surgical gown and raincoat
  5. Disposable surgical cap
  6. Disposable shoe cover
  7. Isopropyl alcohol (70%)
  8. Hand sanitizer
  9. Soap for body and hands
  10. Vitamin C

You may also donate online or send your monetary donations through Paypal ([email protected]), GCash (Operation Blessing), and the following bank accounts with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc.

BDO: 0030000-55279

BPI: 3001-0040-33

METRO BANK: 270-3-27050273-4

UNION BANK: 00-216-072163-9

Help save lives by partnering with us now!

For more information, you may contact these numbers: (+632) 8663-4701 / (+632) 8663-4710 / 0939-921-5543 or send an email to [email protected] You may also visit Operation Blessing’s website and Facebook page.

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