Caritas Manila, the social services arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, recently gave an initial $20,000 (P1 million) as humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
Caritas Ukraine accepted the donation from Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton CT Pascual.
The money will go to helping the civilian population of Ukraine caught in the war.
The gesture is just one of the ongoing efforts of Caritas Manila, which to date has contributed over P2 billion for the fight against COVID-19 and P47 million for the victims of Typhoon “Odette.”
At the start of the pandemic, Caritas Manila launched its Contra COVID-19 campaign that provided grocery gift checks, food packs, sanitation kits and other relief goods to the poorest of the poor.
In partnership with business groups and donors, it distributed assistance worth P1.7 billion in 2020 that benefited 1,909,153 families or 9,611,835 individuals and P418 million in 2021, which helped 205,398 families or a total of 1.4 million individuals.
Hapag-Asa feeding program followed and fed 9,266 malnourished children for 120 days in 2021.
Also in 2021, Caritas Manila allotted P106 million to its Youth Servant Leadership and Education Program, to support 2,766 students in the National Capital Region, 608 in Luzon, 654 in the Visayas and 611 in Mindanao for a total of 4,639 scholars nationwide.
Tel. 0917-5955083; caritasmanila.org.ph.