Celebrity YouTuber Mikey Bustos has joined the Appledrive Project for donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to help protect frontliners in battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Appledrive Project advocates proper hygiene for children and goes around the Philippines to teach correct handwashing techniques. Their motto, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, is being put to good use in this time of public health emergency.
Appledrive Project’s RJ Garcia himself is a social media influencer and he is once again putting his social media influencer status to help frontliners on their on-going campaign to fight the coronavirus disease.
Appleboy RJ shared with Good News Pilipinas that the Fil-Canadian YouTuber donated PhP100,000 Php to the #BeatCovid19Now campaign. Mikey Bustos had also released a COVID-19 safety video.
As of April 7, 2020, the Appledrive Project has raised over Php250k and distributed PPE suits, face masks and gloves to the following hospitals:
- National Children’s Hospital
- Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
- Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital (Tala, Caloocan City), an exclusive Covid-19 Referral Hospital
“Warmest thanks to our patrons who tirelessly support our fund drive to help in purchasing more gloves and masks for our frontliners,” RJ Garcia wrote in the caption of the fundraising report.
RJ also expressed his appreciation to the frontliners all over the world for their hard work and in lending a helping hand. He also thanked The Mabuhay Bus and their driver Roman who is in charge of picking up and delivering the PPEs, masks, gloves to the Apledrive Project beneficiaries.
“We are continuously praying for your safety!♥ Thank you for your #applelove! beatcovid19now,” he wrote on his social media post.
The Mabuhay Bus is the personalized automobile named after Mikey Bustos’ fan base, the Mabuhay Squad.
“Our mission to spread #AppleLove during these difficult times won’t be possible if not for this ever-dependable van” he added.
Appleboy RJ invites everyone to take part in giving back to our unsung heroes. “The Appledrive Project has always been a strong proponent of good hygiene, specific to proper handwashing, apart from advocating healthy eating,” he says.
Here is how you can send donations to the Appledrive Project:
Account Number: 3-25431792-7
Account Name: The Appledrive Project Inc.
Bank Name: Metrobank
Branch: Wack Wack
SWIFT Code: MBTCPHMM
Donors may send their deposit slip details to the email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook. Official receipts will be given to those who will be donating.
Appleboy RJ campaigns to educate indigent kids in both rural and urban areas in the Philippines to advocate a healthier lifestyle by eating apples, instead of candies or chocolates.
More Filipino celebrities have been using their social media influence to get people to donate and help provide for health workers and other frontliners as well as the most vulnerable sectors affected by the public health emergency.
Bea Alonzo and her I am Hope Organization creates face shields and donated medical supplies to protect health workers.
Bela Padilla’s crowdfunding call provides for the street vendors of Metro Manila affected by the community quarantine.
Actress Maine Mendoza raises funds to help workers affected by the Luzon-wide quarantine.
Dingdong Dantes and his Yes Pinoy Foundation have partnered with online job websites, Jobstreet, Workabroad PH, and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) through the #SanaOL campaign to provide livelihood opportunities to our kababayans amid the COVID-19 crisis.
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