Monday, 19 October 2020 16:35

Caritas Germany sends support to Caritas Manila

Caritas Manila, the social service arm of the Archdiocese of Manila received 100 thousand Euros cash assistance from Caritas Germany.

The donation, according to a news post on the website of Radio Veritas, will be used for Caritas Damayan Emergency Food and Non-Food Assistance project for COVID-19 Extreme Enhanced Community Quarantine Families of Caritas Manila that started on October 19, 2020.

Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Executive Directo of Caritas Manila | Photo Credit to Caritas Manila Facebook Page 

The program aims to provide assistance to more than 4,500 residents in Barangay 201 in Pasay City, more particularly in the territory covered by the Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, which is one of the areas declared to have the most number of families affected by the coronavirus and were placed under Extreme Enhanced Community Quarantine after several months.

Fr. Anton CT Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila, said that the assistance extended by Caritas Germany has provided great help to poor families affected by the pandemic. The collaboration of the two Church institutions is proof that the Catholic Church is true to its mission of serving the poor, according to the priest.

“We are grateful to Caritas Germany for their help for the poor affected by the pandemic here in Pasay City. We know that covid19 damages not only the health of the Philippines but also the livelihood. Many today are starving and malnourished in children. The poor have increased by 8-million. Caritas Germany's response of P5-million Pesos is a big help to the urban poor in this crisis. This is the real charity in Action. We spread the CHARITY VIRUS against Coronavirus,” Fr. Pascual told Radio Veritas.

The “poorest among the poor families” in the said area in Pasay City will receive food packs containing rice, canned goods, pancit, dried fish, legumes. They will also receive hygiene kits that include alcohol, face mask, gloves, soap and vitamins.

Caritas Manila ensures the strict observance of proper social distancing and health protocols during the distribution.

During ECQ, Caritas Manila has distributed more than P1.7 Billion worth of gift certificates to families affected by COVID-19 throughout Metro Manila including neighboring provinces. This was made possible in collaboration with various groups, organizations and business institutions. Caritas Manila continues to extend help and assistance to the poor through their ongoing distribution of manna gift packs. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC) 


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