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December 26, 2021

Tzu Chi sends 3,000 blankets to Odette victims

This initial aid is for distribution to storm-battered areas in the Visayas.

 

By Joy Rojas

 

 

Responding to the call for help after the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Odette (international name Rai), Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers recently unpacked and loaded 3,000 blankets into a chartered flight en route to Tacloban City, Leyte, in Eastern Visayas. Along with parts of Mindanao, the region bore the brunt of Odette, a Category 5 storm that slammed through the islands last December 16, leaving hundreds dead and thousands without food, water, shelter, and other basic utilities.

 

Transporting the blankets from Manila to Tacloban was made possible through the help and kindness of Buddy Zamora and Elsie Chua.  

 

Made of fleece and upcycled PET bottles, the blankets from Taiwan are initial aid from the foundation that also sent a team of volunteers to Odette-ravaged Bohol and Cebu to assess for damages.  The blankets will be distributed to various areas in the Visayas.

 

In 2013, Tzu Chi volunteers embarked on major rehabilitation efforts on Tacloban and other parts of Leyte, which suffered massive destruction to lives and properties in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan).   

 

Help Tzu Chi Foundation help our brothers and sisters in the Visayas get back on their feet after this horrific disaster. Your pledge will go a long way in providing for their food, water, and other basic needs.

 

Kindly send your donations to any of the following accounts. Please screenshot your deposit with your name so we can send you your donation receipt.

 

Account Name: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines Inc.

METROBANK Account Number: 163-3-163-07190-9

 

Account Name: Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines Inc.

BDO Account Number: 011-9-7800-180-0

 

DSWD AUTHORITY SOLICIATION PERMIT NO. DSWD-SB-00004-2022, Nationwide. Valid until August 5, 2022.

A truck carrying boxes of fleece blankets is parked next to a chartered flight that will take the donations to Tacloban. A truck carrying boxes of fleece blankets is parked next to a chartered flight that will take the donations to Tacloban.
Packed blankets are the “passengers” of this charter flight en route to Tacloban. Packed blankets are the “passengers” of this charter flight en route to Tacloban.
Tzu Chi volunteers load boxes of blankets into the private plane. Tzu Chi volunteers load boxes of blankets into the private plane.
Made of fleece and upcycled PET bottles, the blankets from Taiwan are durable and last for years. Buddy Zamora (second from left) and Elsie Chua (third from left) helped facilitate the flight for the transport and distribution of the blankets. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】 Made of fleece and upcycled PET bottles, the blankets from Taiwan are durable and last for years. Buddy Zamora (second from left) and Elsie Chua (third from left) helped facilitate the flight for the transport and distribution of the blankets. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】
Tzu Chi volunteers thank Buddy Zamora for helping ferry donated blankets to Tacloban. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】 Tzu Chi volunteers thank Buddy Zamora for helping ferry donated blankets to Tacloban. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】
Tzu Chi volunteers coordinate the packing of donated blankets with the loading master. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】 Tzu Chi volunteers coordinate the packing of donated blankets with the loading master. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】
Volunteers work together to load boxes of fleece blankets into the private plane. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】 Volunteers work together to load boxes of fleece blankets into the private plane. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】
Blankets were unpacked from their boxes and loaded into the plane to maximize space. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】 Blankets were unpacked from their boxes and loaded into the plane to maximize space. 【Photo by Daniel Lazar】
Loading the blankets into the plane begins.  Loading the blankets into the plane begins.
Tzu Chi volunteers from Tacloban receive the donated blankets. Tzu Chi volunteers from Tacloban receive the donated blankets.
Volunteers in Tacloban load the donated blankets into a truck for distribution. Volunteers in Tacloban load the donated blankets into a truck for distribution.
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