Civil Engineer Jamy Ong of Tanza, Cavite, took positive action instead of waiting for the community quarantine to be over and has been assisting frontliners and poor families affected by the COVID-19 lockdown using her personal funds and donations she gathered.
The 23-year-old Engr. Ong had made donations to at least 10 frontliner hubs like hospitals and checkpoints using her own personal funds.
Another 10 donations were posted on social media when recipients send her photos. Jamy says it’s her way to encourage others to donate.
Ong first gave free food to the team of her friend at the General Ultrasound Department of St. Luke’s Medical Center.
From that first donation, the Cavitena started donating to other frontliners she did not personally know.
Engineer Jamy of Duraville Realty & Development Corporation also donated reusable 3D printed Face Shield PPE with acetate films to the San Lazaro Hospital front liners, DOH health workers, and PNP Maritime Group.
Her team also sent face shields, disposable gloves & medical kits to the PNP-Maritime, Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Navy front liners.
“When I first saw these military groups, I was bothered that despite being COVID-19 front liners, the only PPEs they have are surgical masks — sometimes gloves,” Ong posted on social media.
Three gallons of isopropyl alcohol were donated to LABAN COVID-19 Water Cluster front liners, the ones guarding the coastlines of the country to prevent illegal visitors and unauthorized entries and transactions during this crisis.
Jamy also sponsored milk for the kids in MCC Wellington Place Gen. Trias Cavite.
Meanwhile, 30 face shields, 7 kgs of rice, canned goods and 800 pesos food budget were given to Securities and Maintenance and Housekeeping Personnel for Amaia Series/Steps/Square Novaliches.
“This is just a bit of the help sent to our front liners. There are MORE to come and I’ll keep everyone posted so those who donated know how far their donations have reached.” Jamy said.
Through the help of her friends and family in helping her to put up funds, her team was able to produce PPE hazmat suits and water repellent non-woven medical protective suits that health workers badly needed. Water repellant non-woven medical protective suits were donated to the Tondo Medical Center frontliners. Her post received attention from Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo who reacted with a heart emoticon.
Asked by Good News Pilipinas on why she decided to start her donation drive, Ong said she simply wanted to help.
“Lahat naman agrabyado pero mas agrabyado yung iba lalo na yung frontliners and 4Ps so if kaya ko tumulong then why not. Fulfilling rin ng feeling makatulong eh. Madali naman mabawi yung money in time kase may work naman ako,” Ong said.
“Donate if you can, help if you have the resources and stay healthy, that is all we need right now,” she added.
Many ordinary Filipinos are helping others in this lockdown times, including a pizza delivery rider who uses his salary and tips to buy bread for street dwellers he sees on his routes.
A group of financial advisors in #SilentHeroesPH has also taken up the challenge to provide assistance to frontliners and the poor families affected by the lockdown.
University of the Philippines (UP) alumni in Hong Kong raised $32,501 to help protect health workers at the UP-Philippine General Hospital in Manila.
With reports from Aleeyah Penafiel and Blesilda De La Cruz.
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