Selfless Family Gives Out Free Food to Evacuees Following Taal Volcano’s Eruption
More than 24,000 people have evacuated Batangas and neighboring towns after Taal Volcano’s eruption.
As calamity strikes Batangas and neighboring towns close to the Taal Volcano, more than 24,000 people flee to safety. Unfortunately, they could only bring a few things, and food is slowly becoming scarce as more and more people are leaving their homes with nowhere to go. While the government is doing everything they can to keep the evacuees warm, safe, and fed, there are a few people who help the evacuees and the affected by doing whatever they can. For this family from Manghinao in Bauan, Batangas, giving out free food to the evacuees is the best they can do–and netizens are now lauding them for it.
According to the Facebook user Angel, their drive was possible also because of the people who helped by donating food, money, raw meat, softdrinks, and water. Men, women, children, and the elderly are being served by the family, while other volunteers help in preparing and cooking the food. With thousands of evacuees hoping to be able to go back to their homes soon, what this family did leaves a mark in a calamity that has left the country in anxiety and fear; a glimmer of hope that there is still faith left in humanity.
Some of the meals were served on cups, which was easier to distribute as the number of evacuees have been growing by the hour. As of 6 am on Monday, the figure is up from the 7,742 evacuees the agency reported at 6 am on Monday. The evacuees comprise 5,458 families who have since taken shelter at 75 evacuation centers.