Youth Organizations, volunteers distribute relief supplies to Cotabato City fire victims

Cotabato City-Two dumped trucks loaded with relief goods for victims of conflagration that razed about 100 homes on December 31, 2016 at Tukananes, Poblacion 7, Cotabato City headed to a temporary evacuation center inside the Philippine Port Authority Compound, Cotabato City last January 14, 2017.

The donations came from various places in South Cotabato include assorted used clothes including Abaya, mosquito nets, malongs, and some food items. A total of 164 families or more than 400 individuals were assisted.

The activity dubbed as “TABANG-TUKANANES” was realized through the initiatives and cooperation of different youth organizations in South Cotabato and Cotabato City including the Federation of Muslim Students Organization of General Santos City (FeMSA-Gensan) in collaboration with AFADMIN, Inc., Concerned Muslim Youth Individuals Inc., Muslim Youth Leaders Congress-Philippines Alumni, KASANGGA, Union of Muslim Youth Organizations (UMYO) – Cotabato City, and other youth organizations and volunteers.

The program was coordinated with the City Government through the Office on Social Welfare and Development Services as well as with barangay officials and facilitated by different youth organizations and volunteers.

Solaiman U. Adtong, Barangay Chairman of Poblacion 7, personally thanked the donors and the organizers for the donations given to their constituents.
The Cotabato City-based UMYO is still collecting donations through its Facebook Page – Unity: Our Mission and Committee on Social Services Hotline - 09273758030 to facilitate the collection and distribution of donated items to the fire victims.