by Richard Ford
The PCYC Belmore youth volunteers packing assorted goods sent to Typhoon Haiyan survivors.
After packing 10 balikbayan boxes, the volunteers pose with PCYC Chris Ambat and another police officer
and APCO’s Dr Cen Amores and Glorina Papaioannou. (Photo taken by Ruben Amores)
PCYC Belmore in partnership with the Alliance of Philippine Community Organisations Inc (APCO) sent more assistance to typhoon Haiyan survivors. It is hoped that the 10 balikbayan boxes will be delivered via door-to-door through Australcargo in the New Year.
Senior Constable Chris Ambat of PCYC Belmore, organised youth volunteers in packing the goodies assisted by representatives of APCO Board, Ruben and Dr Cen Amores, current president and founding president, respectively and Glorina Papaioannou, director.
The goods were sent to Volunteers for the Visayans (VAA) a reputable non-government organisation which partnered with APCO in its Relief Mission early this year. Among others, VAA received funding from APCO to successfully deliver a feeding program for the malnourished children in Tacloban City, Leyte.
A few months ago, VAA appealed to APCO for more assistance to the orphans. In response, APCO sent assorted goodies delivered before Christmas.