VIRAC, Catanduanes – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) humanitarian mission ship, M/V PRC Amazing Grace, is now here to deliver assistance for families who were severely affected by Super Typhoon Rolly and Typhoon Ulysses.
The ship brings with it thousand of pesos worth of non-food items such as hygiene kits, blankets, sleeping mats, mosquito nets, 10-liter and 20-litter jerry cans and galvanized iron sheets to be used for roofing repairs for families whose house were devastated by the typhoons.
At sailed from Subic Port in Zambales with much needed relief assistance to Catandunganons who have suffered untold misery inflicted by the recent successive typhoons and floods.
At its Subic send-off, PRC Chairman and CEO Senator Richard Gordon said M/V PRC Amazing Grace is the country’s only humanitarian ship.
“M/V PRC Amazing Grace is instrumental in our efforts to help our kababayan (countrymen) in Catanduanes.” He stressed that PRC’s efforts are meant to help quickly ease the Catandunganons’ difficulties, put roofs above their heads and help ensure their fast recovery.
“If you were hit by typhoons and you lost your house, you’ll make sure to find shelter for your family. So, let’s help them recover and bring back their dignity,” Gordon said during the ship’s send-off in Subic.
M/V PRC Amazing Grace brought with its three additional vehicles — a Willy jeep, a Toyota Hilux and a minivan, to be used during the operations and relief distributions in Catanduanes and other affected areas in the Bicol Region.