Over 8,000 Filipinos have been given assistance by the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) during the observance of Holy Week, its head official said.
200 first aid and welfare stations, 75 ambulances, and 1,500 staff and volunteers were deployed across the country from March 26 to April 1.
“While the majority of Filipinos are spending time with their families during the long holidays, our staff and volunteers were on the ground to assist. I commend our volunteers for once again ensuring the safety of the public as we observe the Holy Week,” said PRC Chairman Richard Gordon.
Gordon also thanked PRC’s partners and donors for extending help to strengthen the humanitarian body’s operation during the Holy Week.
“The success of this operation would not have been possible without the help of our partners and corporate donors who have always been committed to help us alleviate human suffering regardless of race, beliefs and nationalities,” he said.
The PRC is the foremost humanitarian organization in the country. It has a total of 103 chapters with around two million volunteers nationwide.