LCP Merla Ramirez
While the newest variant of the COVID pandemic was raging, we in Rotary Club of Imus East carefully executed our disease prevention and treatment service projects through cohosting online webinars such as Eliminating Diabetes with RC Manila Cosmopolitan and RC Manila Crown on Rabies Awareness forums last July, August and September 2021. In doing this, we helped prevent the spread of COVID-19 to our own families, yet in the name of Service Above Self, we prevailed when we personally worked on our projects under this area of focus.
First, we participated in providing refreshments to blood donors in about three bloodletting projects with various D3810 Rotary Clubs and partners such as DZRH’s Blood Letting in Plaridel Mason last July 10 in Ermita with Transformational Presidents and Life Changing Presidents, Handog Dugo Handog Buhay Bloodletting Activity of RC Manila Supreme 198 in Padre Burgos Elementary School in Pasay last July 31, and Dugo Mo Buhay Ko Bloodletting of Solid Cavite Clubs and other D3810 Rotary Clubs in Robinson’s Imus last September 5.
Second, we distributed vitamins to children and mothers in our adopted community in Riverside, Malagasang 2C, Imus, Cavite last August 3.
Third, we cohosted the Paypay ng Buhay with RC Manila Magic where electric fans were provided to Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Parañaque last August 19 improving ventilation for patients in non-airconditioned rooms.
Fourth, we joined the local government initiative of Bida ang may Bakuna in providing sphygmomanometers, oximeter pulse and anti-COVID essentials to all frontliners in Brgy. Maharlika, Bahayang Pagasa Subdivision, Imus, Cavite last August 11.
Fifth, we supported Brigada Eskwela through our Tawid COVID projects in Buhay na Tubig Elementary School in Imus, Cavite last August 10, Macabito Elementary School in Macabito, Pangasinan last August 19, Sapangan Elementary School in San Juan, Batangas last September 19, and Elpidio Quirino High School in Sta. Ana, Manila last October 1. We gave not just school supplies but anti-COVID essentials such as face masks, face shields, sanitizers and alcohol in keeping the teachers and staff safe and healthy while attending their online classes and doing their modules.
Finally, we co-lead host the vaccination of thousands of cats and dogs in three sites in Imus last October 30 to help prevent infection and death to people due to rabies.
We are not yet done with this Area of Focus on Disease Prevention and Treatment. There are still many service projects that we are looking forward to accomplish.