Heart Evangelista recently shared photos from a donation drive for Sorsogon, after Typhoon Tisoy wreaked havoc in the province earlier this month. “Words cannot express how thankful I am to friends, family, and everyone who donated for the relief operations,” said the actress, artist, and wife of Sorsogon Gov. Chiz Escudero.
Heart said, “Sorsogon is forever grateful to all of you and your kind hearts. It has been quite rough these past few weeks, but I know in my heart that all will be well because these wonderful Sorsoganons are filled with strength and resilience.”
She thanked the Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation for their help and donations “during the frantic weeks trying to recover from the situation in Sorsogon after the typhoon.”
At Heart’s side was Maria Isabela Galeria, Sorsogon candidate at the 2019 Binibining Pilipinas pageant. They also visited kids affected by the typhoon. Heart said, “To those that donated the toys and necessities for these kids, you know who you are. You have given these kids their smiles back and that’s something we wouldn’t trade for the world.”
Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri) made landfall in Sorsogon on December 2. The typhoon destroyed thousands of houses and left P667 million in agricultural damage in the province alone, according to Rappler. There were at least 17 fatalities in the country, with five from the Bicol region, according to Inquirer.
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