LCUP CONDUCTS TULONG CONSOLANIAN RELIEF OPERATIONS TO TYPHOONS ROLLY AND ULYSSES VICTIMS
November 12, 2020
Embodying the spirit of compassion and community-oriented values, the La Consolacion University Philippines (LCUP) held “Tulong Consolanian” – a series of relief operations administered to the victims of Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses in Calumpit and Hagonoy, Bulacan
Both tropical cyclones Rolly and Ulysses hit the Philippines on the month of November, affecting different areas of the country. On November 2, 2020, tropical cyclone Rolly landed and signal no. 2 was raised over portions of Bulacan. Tropical cyclone Ulysses landed on November 12, 2020 – hoisted signal no. 3 over the said province. Catastrophic winds and heavy rainfalls caused floods and power supply outage in different areas in Bulacan. Certain areas in Hagonoy and Calumpit were submerged and several families had to be evacuated from their homes.
In response to the after-effects of the said cyclone to the said areas in the province of Bulacan, the LCUP Spiritual Formation and Extension Office through the Mother Rita Barcelo Outreach Program (MRBOP) in partnership with the LCUP Alumni Association, LCUP General Hospital and LCUP Student Coordinating Board called for donations and raised funds through the use of social media platforms.
The Tulong Consolanian donation drive sought food items such as canned goods, instant noodles, rice, coffee, sugar, and bottled water and non-food items such as clothes, blankets and hygiene kits. Cash donations were also accepted. Religious community, parents, students, alumni, personnel, and partner institutions reached out and donated goods.
The said relief operations, conducted from November 17-26, aided 693 families in different barangays in Calumpit and 80 families in Hagonoy, Bulacan bringing in to a total number of 773 households.
The Spiritual Formation and Extension Office coordinated with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) of both municipalities in identifying severely affected areas and conducted a house-to-house relief distribution as a precaution in compliance to the CoViD-19 safety protocols.
Different offices in the LCUP namely; Marketing and Promotions Office, Integral Evangelization Program, and Basic Education Department together with the LCUP Sisters also lent a helping hand with the facilitation of the donation drive and distribution of relief goods.