Filipino celebrity actress Angel Locsin wrapped up her #UniTENTweStandPH campaign after raising over 11 million pesos to set up tents in overcrowded hospitals.
The humanitarian aid worker thanked the donors and signed off after the successful campaign to assist Filipino COVID-19 frontliners.
The award-winning Filipino star opted to organize a campaign to aid the health workers through hospital tents.
After the 19 days of campaign Locsin went on social media on April 24, 2020, posted the achievements, and credited the generosity of her followers and showbiz friends.
“To help solve the overcrowding in hospitals,” Angel said on her post, “#UniTENTweStandPH was launched, a campaign YOU all have made possible through 135 hospitals nationwide, 246 tents and PHP 11,359,856.89 in total in just nineteen days.”
The actress and designer first announced a donation drive on March 20 which first aimed to set up sleeping tents for hospital workers who cannot go home after public transportation was suspended due to the lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Luzon. The tent campaign expanded into addressing overcrowding in hospitals with #UniTENTweStandPH.
With the overwhelming support that she received from the public, the actress set up a GoGetFunding account to receive financial donations intended for food, sanitary supplies, and personal protective equipment (PPEs).
“In the beginning our only dream was to provide tents to hospitals for patients, for our frontliners, to address the challenge in overcrowding, and to help lessen the increase of spreading the virus in hospitals, but because you were all so generous and kind, we received from you donations of food, PPEs, aircon and many others kaya naman po dahil sa inyo we were able to give out not only tents but also PPEs and other supplies,” Locsin reported on social media.
The award-winning actress, who just turned 35 years old on April 23, expressed her gratitude through a heartfelt thank you message to everyone who made her team’s outreach program successful.
“We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our sponsors, tent suppliers, YOU who have shared a part of your hearts through our campaign.
“You have reached out your helping hands even while you are home and did not only give but sent out love and prayers to those who needed your help.
“Maraming Salamat po sa lahat ng inyong kabutihan.
“Sa bawat ospital na naabot at natulungan po ninyo, taos puso po ang aming pasasalamat.
“Anumang pagsubok ay ating kakayanin basta’t tulong-tulong po tayo at nagkakaisa.”
Now that the tents were all set up, food packs and medical supplies have been distributed, Angel announced that their donation drive for COVID-19 frontliners has come to end.
“TEAM #UniTENTweStandPH now signing off. May the Lord continue to use all of us to be instruments of God’s love and grace.”
The “real-life angel” did not forget to thank and salute the people for whom they did the donation drive and campaign.
“And to all our frontliners, Isang malaking pagsaludo po sa inyo mula sa amin!” Angel Locsin concluded.
SEND CHEERS in the comments below to Angel Locsin, her team, and donors who helped set up tents and donations for frontliners and patients in hospitals battling COVID-19.
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