A structural fire rattled more than 300 families in Purok 5, Barangay Labuan last July 22. Around 400 residential houses made of light materials caused around 1,265 dependents to be homeless for about a week. Barangay Labuan is one of ZABIDA’s partner-barangays through the member-organization Katilingban Sa Kalambuan, Inc. (KKI).

Given this, the organization responded in distributing 425 Relief Goods. The City Social Welfare, the City Planning Office, the Western Mindanao Command, Youth Solidarity for Peace, MYDev Youth, the Federation of CSO, and certain Partner-Barangays namely Barangay Recodo and Barangay Calarian, provided in-kind contribution such as manpower and transportation for the distribution last July 27, 2018.

Goods such as Diapers, Sanitary Pads, Bath soap, Laundry soap, tooth brushes and tooth pastes, pales and tabos, underwear clothing, and cooking utensils such as casserole, cooking pan, drinking glasses, plates and spoons were repacked by ZABIDA Staff and Volunteers from the City Planning Office and the Civil Society.

It is ZABIDA’s commitment to provide community empowerment services which includes relief responses in emergency situations such as this. (Deorenzie Frances Carreon/ZABIDA)

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