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Friday, 2 September 2022

Butuan City barangay fire victims receive assistance from PRC ADN-BC Chapter

BUTUAN CITY -- Sixty eight (68) families affected by the recent fire in barangay Limaha, Butuan City received assistance from the Philippine Red Cross Agusan del Norte-Butuan City Chapter (PRC ADN-BC).

Rosales

Each affected family received five kilos of rice and a box of mask. Some 5 pcs. of washable masks were also given to each affected child. 

Alger Boter, chapter administrator said that he chapter established a welfare desk and first aid station at the identified evacuation center and demonstrated the proper handwashing technique to the affected individuals.  Psychosocial games were also conducted to children to help divert their attention and ease them from the unpleasant experience.

Also, the chapter lead by Boter with the support of the board of directors and stakeholders distributed 172 packed hot meals to the affected individuals and conducted a Psychosocial First Aid Activity to 13 children.

“The packed hot meals will serve as their dinner today, we hope that this will help them while they are still in the evacuation site,” said Boter.

Robert Jay Raz, one of the fire victims who also received food and hygiene packs from PRC is grateful for the assistance, he also thank  the barangay officials for facilitating and providing them their immediate needs.

Limaha Punong Barangay John Benjamin Rosales also extended its gratitude to the PRC chapter for the assistance, he also called groups and individuals who are willing to donate to the fire victims to coordinate with their barangay. He further said that the fire victims need materials to construct their houses so they can go back to their normal life activities.

The fire incident that started at around 11:20 in the morning on August 27, 2022 in Butuan City reached to the third alarm and caused the damaged of 40 houses; and affected 68 families with 172 individuals to include three persons with disabilities, one pregnant, and 15 senior citizens.

Victims were evacuated to two identified evacuation centers at Barangay Limaha covered court and Purok 7 covered court, Barangay Limaha. (NCLM/PIA Agusan del Norte)