- On March 25, actress and philanthropist Angel Locsin launched a campaign to help solve overcrowding in hospitals amid coronavirus spread
- She announced that she put up the fund drive called #UniTENTweStandPH via gogetfunding.com
- According to Angel, its objective is to accommodate more patients who need immediate treatments while also prioritizing the health workers’ safety
- Within 24 hours, her initiative has reached almost ₱1 million worth of donations
In less than a day, Angel Locsin has raised almost ₱1 million funds to help solve overcrowding in hospitals combatting the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country.
KAMI learned that on March 25, the actress and philanthropist launched a fund-raising campaign dubbed #UniTENTweStandPH through GoGetFunding which aims to set up tents at hospitals in Metro Manila and nearby provinces that face overcrowding of patients.
“To help stop the spread of the corona virus disease (COVID-19) and due to the overcrowding in public and private hospitals, we are launching a fund-raising campaign here in gogetfunding.com to help set up additional tents for patients,” Angel posted.
“The objective is to accommodate more patients who need immediate treatments while also prioritizing the safety of our health workers.”
Angel targets to set up at least two tents sized 12x24 meters in seven hospitals which recently requested for her help such as South City Hospital and Medical Center (Daang Hari, Bacoor City, Las Piñas Doctors Hospital, Las Piñas City Medical Center, St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Medical Center (Sto. Tomas, Batangas), UniHealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center, Binakayan Hospital and Medical Center (Kawit, Cavite), and PNP Hospital.
“Each tent would cost around Php50,000 as per our experience when we set up tents at the Taguig Pateros District Hospital” she said.
“If this campaign will be a success, we are hoping to reach other hospitals in Luzon and eventually in other parts of the country,” she added.
“I have avoided asking for financial donations but for now, it is best that we gather more resources and funding to be able to widen the reach, service and sustainability of this project. I would appreciate anything you can offer for this cause to help our fellow Filipinos survive this difficult time.”
As of this posting, Angel has reached over P999,000 worth of donations and the initiative still has 19 days to receive funds. The page accepts one-peso minimum donation.
In a previous article by KAMI, Angel set up tents for health workers fighting COVID-19.
Angel Locsin is one of the most generous and kindhearted celebrities in the Philippines. She is known for helping the people in need whenever there is a calamity or unfortunate incident.
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