CU Alumni, FBC, FYP from Houston, Texas give clothes, food items to “Sendong” survivors
The Capitol University Alumni Association and one of the city’s premier Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) entities, FBC Business Solutions recently teamed-up to donate clothes and other relief goods provided by “Filipino Youth Professionals (FYP) of Houston, Texas”, a community whose efforts range from relief up to the rebuilding the lives of the TS Sendong (International Name: Washi).
At least 80 families from the Dolores Navarro Amakan Village 1 (located at the back of Xavier University) received kits together with the food items donated by the CU Alumni.
Mrs. Mary Jane Edrote, the president of the village expressed her utmost gratitude in behalf of the beneficiaries.
“Nag-balhin kami dari nga relocation area niadtong Marso na busa tanang tabang nga mahatag kanamo, kinasing-kasing namong dawaton”, (We moved in this relocation area only last March and whatever help you can give us, we will accept in wholeheartedly), Mrs. Edrote said.
Mrs. Edrote is one of the hundreds of residents from Cala-cala, one of the hardest hit by the massive flood last December 16, 2011.
Most of the residents in the Amakan Village 1 are from Isla de Oro, Consolacion riverside, Balulang and Cala-cala.
Mrs. Edrote is happy to share that she and other 17 families are slated to be transferred to Caritas Village in Indahag come July 2012 but her call for more help especially to those who would patronize her “small business” provided for by the Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro.
She is selling rugs and mops made from recycled cloth as well as grocery bags made of used sacks.
Ms. Noelle Alcantar-Juarez, the VP for Operations of FBC attended the activity with Ms. Samantha Dungog and at least 10 of their employees.
Mr. Mark Doblas, a former President of the CU Student Body, ably represented the Alumni Board as the Chair for the Gift-giving activity. Six students from College of Business Administration and two from College of Maritime Education helped in the preparation of the relief goods up until the distribution.
This contributor was joined by the Dean of College of Business Administration, Dr. Elizabeth Figueroa and Mr. Virnie Sani Pimentel, both members of the board. (Photos courtesy of www.twitter.com/CliffordRoa)