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BACOOR CITY, Philippines - To be able to help the victims of recent calamities, Statefields School Inc. (SSI) announced a call for help on their Facebook page and launched a donation drive.
The students and parents of SSI participated in the donation drive and gave food, toiletries, personal protection equipment (PPEs) such as face masks and shields, clothing and personal hygiene products for the fire and typhoon victims.
On November 01, 2o20, a fire in the 4th alarm broke out in Brgy. Sineguelasan, Bacoor, Cavite at 1:28 in the morning. Just after two days from this disaster, on November 11, 2020, Typhoon Ulysses hit Quezon and its nearby provinces, including Metro Manila as a category 2 typhoon. Both the fire and typhoon Ulysses caused a lot of damage to many properties, people, and provinces in the Philippines.
Ms. Thelma Torres, Prefect of Students and External Affairs, said that she felt very happy and grateful because despite of the difficult situation everyone is experiencing right now, they still managed to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Liam Craig, a student in SSI, also said that it was an honor for him to be part of the school’s advocacy in helping others in need. To him, it is fulfilling to cater to other people’s needs even in his own simple way.
And, to still gather help for the typhoon victims whilst opening the celebration of Christmas for the year, SSI held its annual tree lighting ceremony online on November 27, 2020 at 5:00 in the afternoon.