Since the entire Luzon is under Enhanced Community Quarantine (Lockdown) from March 17 to April 12, a lot of people have no access to public transportation and tasked to stay inside homes. The Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases intensified efforts to identify and isolate confirmed Covid-19 cases in NCR and that has affected poor families Luzon wide. The need to purchase food and basic protection needs against COVID-19 has been so hard these couple of days and a lot of them have been deprived of livelihood especially those who only have earnings day to day to put food on the table.
Caritas Manila, the lead social service arm of the Archdiocese of Manila just recently launched their "LIGTAS COVID-19" campaign which aims to provide Caritas Ligtas COVID-19 kits and Caritas Manna food bags to 6,000 poor families in the NCR. This has been a priority to augment barangay and local government efforts as there are still thousands of families left to fend for themselves as the capital faces a lockdown to put a curb in the spreading of the virus.
Each 2000 Peso donation goes to purchase Caritas LIGTAS COVID-19 kits for a family of 5. It includes:
1 liter of 70% ethyl alcohol
5 handy bottles of 30 ml alcohol
5 washable face masks
1 liter of antibacterial liquid soap
1 box of 100 tablets of vitamin C with zinc
A pair of reusable gloves
1 liter of liquid bleach
3 pieces of cleaning cloth
While the 700 Pesos worth of Caritas Manna bag for families contain:
5 kilos of rice
9 assorted canned goods
2 packs of Caritas Margins kalabasa/malunggay noodles
1/4 pack of sugar and salt
For those who would like to help Caritas Manila, you can simply donate any amount through GCash. Simply scan the QR code above in your GCash app and you can donate as low as 1 peso to help protect these families from COVID-19. YOU can help.