- A Filipino community in Fort St. John is raising support for their family and friends who were affected by the recent Taal volcano eruption
- Through an online relief fundraiser on Facebook, the community humbly asked for donations that will be given to the Taal victims
- The head organizer also posted pictures of their donation drive and extended her gratitude to those who supported this cause
Distance is nothing when it comes to your loved ones. Even if you are thousands of miles away from your hometown, one cannot erase the fact that you will always care for your family no matter where you are.
The same thing applies to a Filipino community in Fort St. John who is currently raising support for their family and friends fleeing to safety from the Taal volcano. Through an online relief fundraiser on Facebook, they started to gather donations that can benefit the vic
tims and evacuees.
After erupting on January 12, 2020, the volcano’s activity had caused left and right earthquakes that were felt in several areas near Taal, Batangas. Hundreds of residents were also asked to evacuate to ensure their safety, but they still lack some basic necessities such as food, water, medicines, and blankets.
“There’s a lot of people who still need to be rescued,” said Charlyn Panaligan, a Filipina who moved to Fort St. John in 2012, and the head organizer of this fundraising activity for the Taal victims.
Charlyn added that the fundraising is still on-going and any kind of donation is very much welcome.
“We are still fundraising for all Taal volcano victims. Most of the evacuees are still needing foods, medicines, personal hygiene, and undies. There’s still lot of families in the evacuation center that didn’t get relief goods especially the far evacuation center. Please kindly continue to help them. Thank you so much,” she said in a Facebook post.
Meanwhile, Charlyn posted pictures of the first batch of their donations. She also gave thanks to Jammer Riders Club who became their partner in delivering relief goods in Batangas as well as to Alan Moreno Yu and Matt Prepost for helping and featuring Taal volcano’s eruption in Alaska Highway News.
For those who are interested to help, you may follow Charlyn’s fundraising efforts by clicking here.