PPEs Shortage is Real, but the Filipino Bayanihan is Stronger! | Operation Blessing

Livelihoods were lost, lives have been claimed, and people were robbed of their peace.

Without a doubt, the current pandemic has brought a serious impact on the lives of the Filipino people. Furthermore, the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and preventive care kits adds to the burden of frontliners who have been working hard to fight the battle.  

To help lessen the plight of kababayans, the Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, continues to provide much-needed PPEs and preventive care kits to selfless health workers who are fighting the threat of COVID-19 and its further spread. 

“The preventive care kits you gave mean a lot to us frontliners, even to security guards and caregivers who directly handle patients in our Emergency Room triage. It’s a big help, now that we cannot get PPEs due to lack of suppliers,” shared Pocholo Yamsuan, an Infection Control Nurse at Mary Chiles Hospital and Maternity. 

Face masks, alcohol, soaps, and vitamins to help boost their immune system, are just some of the contents of the preventive care kits given away to hundreds of medical, military, and police frontliners. Not only that, OB also gave out preventive care kits to patients, farmers, daily wage earners, delivery crew, local government personnel, indigenous groups, PWDs, street kids, and homeless individuals who were greatly affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ.) 

“I am happy with what Operation Blessing has given us. These will surely help us, especially now that we’re affected by the ECQOur family doesn’t have enough money to buy things to protect ourselves,” expressed Gina Densing, a patient in one of the hospitals OB catered for.

The beneficiaries also received prayers and words of encouragement from the OB team to remind them of the comforting and saving love of God amid any crisis. 

The shortage of PPEs is real, but hope and our Filipino spirit of bayanihan are stronger!

You, too, can help protect those who protect the people. You, too, can reach out to those who are vulnerable and in need. Partner with Operation Blessing and help save lives today!

You may send in your donations through Paypal (obpaypal@obphil.com) and GCash (Operation Blessing) or through banks with account name: Operation Blessing Foundation Phils., Inc. 

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

BPI: 3001-0040-33 (PhP Current)  

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

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

Stay updated about Operation Blessing’s relief efforts. Visit their website and Facebook page. 

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Rising From The Ashes – Operation Blessing Gives Hope To Fire Victims In Sta. Ana, Manila

It was in the early hours of January 1, 2020, when a destructive fire woke up the residents along Pasig Line St. in Sta. Ana, Manila. Houses and properties were consumed by the fire leaving hundreds of our kababayans homeless and hopeless this new year.

To help them rise from the ashes, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, provided relief packs to 150 families affected by this catastrophe in Sta. Ana, Manila, on January 23.

A relief bag containing food such as noodles, milk, coffee, canned goods, and rice was handed over to them.

One of the victims who waited patiently for her turn to receive was Estrella Holar, with her granddaughter, Mariel Reyes.

Estrella recalled, “Our house was near where the fire started so we had no choice but to leave immediately. We were not able to rescue anything but ourselves because it was spreading quickly. I can’t help but cry as we stand from a distance and witness the fire devouring our home.”

“That’s why I thank Operation Blessing because you are indeed a blessing. The relief goods will really help us,” she expressed.

Another grateful mother was 48-year-old Hedeliza Sanggalang.

She shared, “My family and I were still celebrating the New Year when the nightmare happened. My daughter alerted us and I rushed to call my family to go out of the house right away. We saved nothing because all I had in mind was to bring them to safety especially my mother who was bed-ridden and my special child who was sleeping then.”

“You are an answer to our prayers, Operation Blessing. Thank you for your help. The relief pack reminded us that God truly provides and He has never left our side,” she added.

OB did not also miss the opportunity to introduce the One who can bring beauty out of ashes – Jesus.

While the families were in line, our church partners prayed for them and many received Jesus. Inside the relief pack were a gospel track and Bible to help them grow in their relationship with God.

We can do more and you can be part of it. Many of our kababayans still need your help.

Go to Operation Blessing’s Facebook page to know the details.

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