This COVID-19 pandemic has created a trial by fire, a test, and a race to save lives. Many, including SPECS Foundation Inc. and its partners in the altruistic community, acted swiftly to help vulnerable families in crisis. Canceled flights, restricted movement, and closed borders are making things onerous for us to reach the communities most in need. We launched the Puso Initiative with its 3-prong approach: Puso Market, Puso Vendor, and Puso Kitchen, albeit with challenges. All the more, this made us determined to find the fix and networks needed to quickly adjust so that our COVID-19 response efforts are maintained, and our initiatives are scaled up.
Without fireworks, our partners, sponsors, donors, friends from abroad and in the Philippines, all contributed to ensure that our COVID-19 initiative will be sustained. They donated time, money, goods, and whatnots. Put together, it’s because of these that our pandemic response is sustained, entering into our 7th month.
What’s this about? The help that we receive, along with the efforts, local knowledge, and passion to help people in need, showed us that every working gear is critical. To beat this widespread disease, we all need each other. We live in an already challenging time made worse by the coronavirus. It’s critical to always continue what we set out to do. Considering the magnitude of this fight, we are eternally grateful to those people and institutions who never tire of supporting our vision. We dream of transformed lives of children and families from poor communities most affected by this global contagion. This dream is slowly becoming a reality.