“Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways, it can change someone’s life forever!”
I am happy to say that although this year of 2020, having been so troubling for many, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my family and I had been gratefully blessed and are enjoying great health.
However, the challenges that beset me are knowing and coping with the fact that there are millions of people out there who are suffering in unimaginable ways and wishing to assist them all in every way possible.
My family and I had been doing all that we can for our community, since 2013, having initiated projects such as preparing and giving food packs to the less fortunate families, as well as visiting the homes for the aged. We did the same for those elders, as well as having provided toys and snack packs for the children from the impoverished families, especially upon the completion of the WBC sanctioned fights, which I’d worked as a ring official.
Also, the recent WBC Asian Boxing Council, Ring Official’s seminar, which I’ve had the honor and priviledge as being among the lecturers.
My family and I had been posting each visit and incident on Facebook, hoping to inspire many others out there to do the same for the less fortunate within their communities. In time, some our friends within our community had begun assisting us with some of the projects. Every once in a while, being moved to assist us in any way possible. I vividly recall, two days after the volcanic eruption in the town of Taal, within the region of Batangas, on 2nd week of January. Out of curiosity, I had posted a question on my Facebook’s timeline, on whether there were any initiative that had come from our town’s LGU or religious organizations to help those victims within that region who had been affected by that calamity.
Not long thereafter, many had responded which had motivated my family members to form a group chat called “Angat Para sa Taal.” From that simple gesture, we were able to collect the food and supplies needed with our townspersons from a few organizations, such as the Pastoral Council, Rotary Club and a few others.
Due to such efforts from all involved, we were able to fill two giant vehicles with the relief goods and supplies and we’d all traveled to the refugee camps in Batangas and had distributed the goods to those victims. There was another time, just recently, when Typhoon Ulysses swept through the country, having caused so much chaos for the people living by the riverbanks in my town here of Angat.
The following day, my family and I had initiated a movement to help by sending them blankets, clothings and food packs, having coordinated with the local offcials in doing so. Our efforts had gone to the people of the farthest and most remote sections of our town.
Aside from wishing for a Covid-free New Year, I also wish that we’d join together, more so towards helping one another, as well as enjoying more of God’s abundant blessings in every area of life so even more may go towards helping those in need.
In fact, it’s been my family’s biggest desire to one day build a non-profit organization towards providing for the less fortunate, whether it’s medical assistance, help needed due to natural disasters, providing for the hungry. Also things needed to assist the impoverished children to ensure that they will have a great start toward reaching success in their lives to become decent and productive citizens of our society.
I’d like to wish everyone a safe and wonderful Holiday Season, and a special thanks to the WBC Family and the WBC Cares of which I am a proud member. And to every individual out there among the front-liners and those who are also providing the help needed within their communities. God Bless To All!
WBC Cares Philippines
Also, we must mention what incredible acts of compassion Abraham Mitra and the GAB have performed during this COVID crisis; from rescuing stranded boxers, getting funds for needy athletes and conducting seminars and summits on line. We appreciate their kind and constant outreach to the community.