Every year we try to provide care and support for children with life threatening medical conditions, collecting as many gifts as possible to give to the children’s ward for those spending Christmas in hospital.
Presents can range from dolls, teddy bears and action figures, to board games and books, to give to all ages from newborn babies to adults.
When toys are donated to needy or sick people, we provide inspiration and a glimmer of hope.All toys donated have to be new and boxed to protect patients from infections that could be spread from receiving old or used ones.
Until it was damaged and declared unfit for occupancy by a 7.2 intensity earthquake in October 2013, the 400 bed Cebu City Medical Center was being operated as a nonprofit general hospital by the Cebu City Government.
It’ s primary purpose was to PROVIDE adequate medical care to the underprivileged sector of the City’s population.
But after the quake and the shutdown of
the city hospital, which mostly handles
charity cases, most indigent patients in
Cebu City were left without a place to get
Prioritizing the health needs of children and mothers, a 10 x 20 medical tent shipped from Manila by the Philippine National Red Cross was set up in the basketball court of the Bureau of Fire Protection Building located in front of the CCMC ruins. The giant tent which accommodated around 50 beds was used for pediatrics and OB-GYN wards.
SANTA . . . PRESENTS . . . CAROL SINGING .CHRISTMAS . . . JUST THE WORD IS ENOUGH TO SET ANY CHILD’S HEART RACING.
. . MAGICAL DAYS OF FUN AND FAMILY REUNIONS.
Days spent in hospitals and clinics can be long and lonely. The environment sterile and bleak. Tests and painful treatments occupy their days.
It’s heartbreaking to see a child so sick they cannot go home for Christmas.
What never fails to bring a smile of joy to a sick child’s face are the bundles of joy , made up of goodies, cookies, toys they receive from caring people thinking of them at Christmas.
O December 24, 2014, our small group of members of the Rotary E Club of District 5670 based here in Cebu gave Cebu’s sickest children with the love and care they needed and deserved.
Water System in San Isidro, Talakag, Bukidnon (Rotary E-Club Heart of America District 5670 Project). Even though the Philippines gets 80-120 inches of rain annually, potable water during the 4 month dry season becomes extremely scarce and residents will many times use unsafe water and they will not use the simple precaution of boiling the water. We recognized this problem after Typhoon Pablo where the entire municipal water system
was destroyed. We decided to drill a water well that will help hundreds of residents by providing them with
potable water. A generous donation of $10,000 from the United Charitable Programs enabled us to drill the well.
The well drilling was completed in April, 2013 and we laid the pipes to our goat operation, swine operation, gardens, office, and most importantly we provided a hydrant to the poor residents in the surrounding community. Also, through a 2014 Rotary grant from RI District 5670, supervised by members of the Heart of America E-Club, we were able to construct two water towers that provide water to several hundred people.
Beneficiaries of the Water Project.