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It’s been months since super-typhoon “Yolanda” ravaged several areas in Visayas, but thousands of families are still in need of aid to rebuild their lives.
Coca-Cola Philippines, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), and Habitat for Humanity joined forces on Thursday to launch #RebuildPH project at the Araneta Center, Cubao with the aim of rehabilitating houses, schools and water systems in the Visayas.
The event was graced by several celebrities including Robi Domingo who served as show host; actors and Coca-Cola Philippines ambassadors Kathryn Bernardo, Joseph Marco and Enchong Dee; lawyer Adel Tamayo, who is also vice president of public affairs and communications of Coca-Cola; Cecile Alcantara, president of Coca-Cola foundation; Richard Gordon, chairman of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC); and Charlie Ayco, president of Habitat for humanity.
Gordon urged the audience to get involved in post-”Yolanda” recovery efforts.
“By helping, we strengthen our country, we unite our county and there are purpose na talagang meaningful. We do that; we bring a lot of happiness not only in the community but to ourselves and family as well… when you help, do not count the cause,” he said.
Ayco revealed their efforts to rebuild houses and distribute shelter-repair kits for “Yolanda” survivors.
“We look at the world where everyone has a decent place to stay. Our focus is shelter and the basic facilities and the water system,” he said.
Dee, Bernardo, and Marco also encouraged the audience to extend help in whatever way they can to the typhoon survivors.
Marco said, “…everything counts kung may matutulong kayo, tumulong kayo.”
Dee outlined the same, saying, “Kung ano meron ka ngayon, itulong natin, i-share natin. Kasi kapag nandun kayo mismo sa Tacloban, iba ‘yung pakiramdam…”
Bernardo shared how she took to Twitter to ask her followers to help rebuild the devastated region, advising the audience to do the same. “I-spread mo lang (‘yung news)… yun ‘yung least na kaya kong gawin para sa kanila and of course prayers.”
Several booths where audiences can donate blood or register as PRC volunteers were set up at the event.
The event ended with Eunice Jorge of Gracenote, Kleggy of Banda ni Kleggy, Tutti Caringal of 6Cyclemind and Kean Cipriano of Callalily singing the theme song for the project.
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