Ivatan Vernalyn Amarillo opens her home for Cagayan flood victims

Ivatan Vernalyn Amarillo
Single mother Vernalyn Amarillo with the help of her family and volunteers is extending help to the victims of typhoon Ulysses in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan. Photos from Vernalyn’s FB.

Ivatan Vernalyn Amarillo has opened her home to provide shelter and food to families whose houses in Cagayan Valley have been submerged by the flooding due to typhoon Ulysses.

Amarillo, a real estate company branch manager who hails from Itbayat, Batanes, announced in her Facebook post on November 13, 2020, that her home in Brgy. Caggay, Tuguegarao City can be a temporary shelter for flood victims.

The good samaritan who has been living in Cagayan for 12 years now was deeply moved by the situation and found ways to help.

“If anyone out there who wants a temporary shelter, my House is open for you and your family. Just beside Balai Carmela Hotel po and a few steps away from Toyota Tuguegarao City. Warm food and shelter is ready for you. You will get through this in Jesus Name. YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE. Please share,” wrote Amarillo.

Amarillo said that there are 20 evacuees who are currently staying in her home.

Aside from providing shelter to the victims, Amarillo together with her family and volunteers has been active in the feeding and distribution of relief goods to Tuguegarao City and other parts of Cagayan. She uses funds from her own pocket and donations from kind-hearted people who responded to her call.

On November 15, the real estate agent and some volunteers were able to distribute food packs, medicine, and canned goods among others to 500 individuals. They also fed the evacuees in Tuguegarao Northeast Central School.

Amarillo is also active in taking messages from people seeking rescue and has been working in close coordination with the rescue teams.

“In case you have extra time, Please Help me, call or text and get in touch with our rescue Teams and authorities to Help these crying souls. Nakausap ko narin po rescue Teams but we just want to make sure if they have made it. Try niyo rin Please kontak sila if they are okay. Thank you so much!!!! Please share,” said the good samaritan.

Vernalyn’s home is still open to the victims of the typhoon. She welcomes cash and in-kind donations.

You may send your donations here.

For Cash Donations:
Account Name: Vernalyn Amarillo
BPI Savings Account: 8549227547
BDO Current Account: 0110 3800 2782

Pera Padala & GCASH:
Angelee Cielo Magleo

For in kind Donations (food supplies, hygiene & medical kits, etc) :
》》》Vernalyn N. Amarillo | Regiena Rivera
1246 Dunkin Drive Rd, Brgy. Caggay, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, 3500
》》》VRN Realty Development Office
3F Pur Seinte Bldg, Maharlika Highway, Brgy. TANZA, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley 3500

Filipinos continue to help in these trying times like these Filipino restaurants, chefs, and volunteers who are working together to feed the typhoon victims and Pinoy celebrities who took part in the relief and rescue efforts for Ulysses victims.

SEND CHEERS and WELL WISHES to Ivatan Vernalyn Amarillo who has opened her home to help the flood victims in Cagayan.

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.