Friday, January 14, 2022

EastMinCom Links Up Good Samaritans’ Aid to ‘Odette’ Survivors through JTF Sambisig



NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – The Eastern Mindanao Command (EastMinCom) served as the channel where ‘good samaritans’ could extend their help for the survivors of super typhoon Odette in Eastern Mindanao through its disaster response-focused unit, the Joint Task Force (JTF) Sambisig.

As more donations poured in, EastMinCom continues to utilize its air, naval, and land assets to efficiently transport relief goods and construction materials that were dropped by various organizations and private individuals at its Headquarters in Naval Station Felix Apolinario, Panacan, Davao City to typhoon-hit areas, following its call for donations through the “Tulong Bayanihan para sa Sambayanan” program.

EastMinCom troops under the 52nd Engineer Brigade also helped in the rehabilitation of homes and other buildings that were destroyed by the typhoon, including the construction of temporary shelters for typhoon survivors.

EastMinCom’s Medical Teams under JTF Sambisig’s Task Force Kalusugan also utilized the naval asset BRP Ang Pangulo, which was converted into a floating hospital to cater to the medical needs of the typhoon survivors in Surigao City, Siargao Island, and Dinagat Islands.

Aside from that, EastMinCom through the JTF Sambisig also continues to conduct feeding programs, give free haircuts, provide free medicines and supplements, set up charging stations, and administer psychological first aid, art therapy for children, free medical consultations, and wound suturing for the people.

Troops also continue to ferry stranded foreign and local tourists to help them travel back to their homes safe and sound.

EastMinCom Commander LtGen. Greg T. Almerol expressed his gratitude to the different organizations, companies, and families for their generosity and compassion for the people who were struck by Typhoon Odette and continues to urge others to exhibit the spirit of giving by donating through the "Tulong Bayanihan para sa Sambayanan" program.

“Many of our countrymen were robbed of their homes but through your support and donations, we can help typhoon survivors rise above the challenge a little kindness at a time with newly-restored and resilient homes and a renewed hope for the future,” LtGen. Almerol said.

LtGen. Almerol also lauded both the troops and the benevolent donors for their strong determination to help typhoon survivors recover from the devastation caused by super typhoon Odette, stressing further that a little kindness and compassion could go a long way.#


Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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