Project Ugnayan, a fundraising initiative led by top business groups in cooperation with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation and Caritas Manila, said it received total pledged donations of P1.62 billion in cash and in kind.
“We are absolutely grateful by the overwhelming response of the private conglomerates in extending their support to those who need help the most. This has enabled us to raise our initial target of helping 1 million to 1.5 million families and make a difference in the lives of some 7.5 million individual residents that have been economically displaced by the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine in Greater Metro Manila,” said Guillermo Luz, project spokesperson and chief resilience officer of Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation.
“The Project aims to deliver P1,000 worth of grocery vouchers to these families,” he said.
“In the last 10 days, our partner Caritas Manila was able to distribute grocery vouchers to 218,119 families in economically-vulnerable communities in Greater Metro Manila as of end March, reaching some 1,090,595 individual residents. We hope to reach over 300,000 families in the coming days,” Luz added.