Caritas Manila provides Covid-19 safety kits to poor families

Caritas Manila provides Covid-19 safety kits to poor families

By CBCP News

March 19, 2020

Manila, Philippines

The social action arm of the Manila archdiocese is providing items to the city’s low-income families to “be safe” from coronavirus.

Caritas Manila said the plight of the poor cannot be ignored during this pandemic.

“Let’s us help the poor who can’t afford to buy products for basic protection from COVID-19,” it said in a statement.

Caritas’ “Covid-19 safety kit” includes alcohol, face masks, antibacterial liquid soap, Vitamin C, reusable gloves, liquid bleach, cleaning cloth, among others.

Aside from the kit, the relief agency is also providing poor families with food bags to poor families affected by the enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila.

“No one should be left behind as we fight COVID-19 with charity and cooperation,” said Caritas Manila.

As of March 19, Caritas Manila has also received around P6 million donations for its programs.

“Let us continue sharing our resources to the most vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic – the poor and the elderly,” it added.