Abra, 1 August 2022 (TDI): Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Volunteers actively respond to earthquakes in different areas of the country. The teams of the Philippine Red Cross are working in Abra as well as Ilocos Sur.
The Philippines experienced a 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake on 27 July.
Richard J. Gordon, the Chairman and Central Executive Officer of the Philippine Red Cross, is monitoring the earthquake response. He is monitoring the activities of the organization from the operations center.
PRC Chairman and CEO @DickGordonDG is monitoring PRC’s #Earthquake Response in #Abra and #IlocosSur via the PRC’s state-of-the-art Operations Center.#AlwaysFirstAlwaysReadyAlwaysThere#PRCLifelineOfThePeople
— Philippine Red Cross (@philredcross) July 31, 2022
Furthermore, on Thursday, Abra Governor Dominic Valera endorsed a resolution designating the whole province in a state of disaster. Due to the immense devastation caused by the earthquake that struck Northern Luzon.
Activities of PRC
One of the most pressing requirements of individuals devastated by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake on July 27 is clean water. Therefore, Chairman Gordon quickly dispatched water tankers to solve the problem of water shortage in various areas of Abra.
Moreover, on July 30, the Water Tankers of the PRC traveled to Calaba, Bangued, to assist the local families. Also, the Volunteers traveled to Abra on July 31 to distribute more than 20,000 liters of water to earthquake victims.
With highways washed away by floods, volunteers from the Philippine Red Cross traveled through the Bucloc River, where they met with residents. They also organized a network to get humanitarian items to flood-affected families.
Volunteers and employees from the Philippines Red Cross also went through the rain to meet the people of Sitio Bantay, Maguyepyep, Sallapadan, and Abra halfway across the Bucloc River to distribute relief supplies. Relief packages were distributed to 56 families, totaling 320 people.
The Red Cross team is still operating in earthquake-affected areas. In the province of Abra, the affected people rely on the organization’s support for a full recovery.