LCP Mercy Alvaran, Rtn. Marichu Castro, and AG Jason Valera
There is no stopping Rotary Club of San Jose Downtown’s commitment for its constituents to be always healthy and disease-free. The COVID-19 pandemic might have brought down the socio-economic status of the community but it will never bring down the spirits of the people to love and help each other, especially during these times of crisis.
The Rotary Club of San Jose Downtown has continued extending its caring arms to those people who are confronted with diseases of the heart and hypertension which might be disabling them. More so, the club also would like to give preventive care to the elderlies who need the support to manage themselves. This project was carried out in cooperation with Rotary Club of Lubang Island under the leadership of LCP Myla Tarriela. Most of the recipients were senior citizens who are considered as one of the marginalized sectors of the society. The compassionate acts of the club members have moved the hearts of the beneficiaries during the time of the distribution.
Another pride of the RC Downtown San Jose was its contribution to the province-wide project initiated by IPDG Odie Tarriela in partnership with Physicians for Peace, which was started during the term of Transformational President Renato A. Tampol, SVD in 2020. This project is named as Operation Tulong: Mobility Project where there has been distribution of prosthetics among those who were physically disabled. The RC Downtown of San Jose was recognized to have the largest number of recipients for this project pegged at 10. The distribution was done at the San Jose Pilot Elementary School last October 26. The whole activity was supervised and carried out by IPDG Leodie Tarriela, SDG Catalina Calledo, DAD Marie Rose delos Reyes, DAD Cielo Cajayon, AS Cathy Soriao, AG Jason Valera and other LCPs of Occidental Mindoro.
There is no doubt the Rotary Club of San Jose Downtown, through its multi-faceted areas of concerns on individuals in particular, and the whole community in general, has continuously made sure that no stones are left unturned to show that where there is compassion, there is service.