PH Red Cross helps improve access to water in ‘Odette’-hit Cebu

Water is the most important resource in or outside of a disaster. Access to clean water for drinking, bathing, and food preparation is essential as a first salvo whenever a disaster strikes.

Improving access to water to Typhoon Odette-devastated areas, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), led by Chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon, continues to send its water tankers to different communities in Cebu.

“Every day, we continue to deploy our water tankers to disaster-affected communities to provide timely and efficient support,” Gordon said in a media release Thursday.

Today, PRC Cebu Chapter deployed a tanker to distribute 5000 liters of water each to Sitio Laray and Sitio Socorro, in Kamputhaw, and Sitio Fatima and Brgy. Apas in Cebu City.

Meanwhile, the PRC Lapu-Lapu Chapter also targets distributing water to 104 families at Pusok Elementary School Evacuation Center and 986 families in Sitio Sta. Maria Brgy. Pusok, Lapu-Lapu. Teams from the chapter have also set up a first aid station and a welfare desk to cater to those staying in the evacuation center in Brgy. Ibo, Pusok, and Brgy. Buaya.

As of Jan. 12, 2022, the PRC Cebu Chapter has distributed 614,750 liters of water while PRC Lapu-Lapu has distributed 65,000 liters of water to “Odette”-affected communities.

“One of the first responses we have in any dire situation is the provision of water. With PRC’s fleet of water tankers and water facilities, we are able to service several communities at once,” Gordon said.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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