As a father who has to feed five mouths from the coins he earns everyday as a parking boy, Reynaldo Usi takes refuge in the thought that at least he has a house to call a home. But on May 23, even that was taken away from him when a fire razed the residential homes at Brgy. Vasra, Quezon City.
Left with virtually nothing but the clothes on their backs, Reynaldo’s family and about 30 others were the recipients of 150 sheets of plywood on Wednesday from supporters of Kuya Bong Go, Special Assistant to the President.
The plywood will aid in rebuilding the houses of about 30 families out of the 413 families affected by the fire and are still staying at the evacuation center.
More than the plywood, the supporters brought hope to the families that they will soon have a place to call their home again.
“Sa mga supporters ni SAP, maraming salamat po sa tulong. Alam ko po sa Davao pag may nasunugan talagang natututukan ng tulong. Kapalan ko na rin ang mukha ko na kung pwedeng dagdagan pa ng kaunti,” a grateful Brgy. Captain Bobby Fortuno said.
The donation came after the top presidential aide asked his supporters to stop spending money on tarpaulins and other promotional materials. He repeatedly appealed to them to help the poor and victims of calamities instead.