The novel coronavirus may have separated us physically, but it only made us even stronger. People from all walks of life started to help communities that were largely affected by the pandemic. Most of these communities are families that lost their incomes when their employers closed due to the quarantine.
These donation drives, such as ABS-CBN Pantawid ng Pag-ibig, went digital to fight the barriers and dangers of in-person donation. Through funds sent via GCash, the organization has secured and distributed much-needed supplies for a vast number of marginalized communities.
These acts of kindness towards daily-wage families were also posted on various social media channels, encouraging more and more people to help. By now, GCash and ABS-CBN Pantawid ng Pag-ibig have raised more funds than our initial expectation. It is extremely heartwarming to know that kindness, especially in times like this, is also contagious. We are grateful for everyone’s donations and support.
However, the fight is not over: as long as the pandemic rages on, daily-wage earners will be unable to return to their industries or earn enough to support their families. If you would like to extend your help for more workers and families that are struggling to get by during this time, now is the time to donate.