Hello, everyone! Here's a piece of good news to cap off the week: Maine Mendoza just set up a "DoNation Drive" in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we all know by now, the entire Luzon island is on an enhanced community quarantine to fight the spread of the disease. And since work and mass transport facilities have been suspended, a lot of our kababayans have lost their jobs. Private companies and individuals have stepped up by donating monetarily or in kind, as well as celebs like Bela Padilla, who raised over P3.3 million to feed street vendors.
And now we have Maine who also shares the same sentiments. The Kapuso star took to Twitter on March 19 to tell her followers about her "DoNation Drive" that aims to help workers "who are not allowed to work because of the community lockdown."
Maine also linked to her blog where she revealed more about her cause. She wrote, "The COVID-19 virus has been continuously affecting all sorts of people, regardless of their status in society. We are all required to stay at home, but some people, especially our frontliners, whether be it in the government, food, or medical industry have been trying their best to fulfill their duty as our modern heroes on these difficult times. But the world won't stop despite the peril of the virus."
She continued, "Consider yourself blessed, if, despite all, you can purchase food and sanitation supplies (even hoard!) for your homes. But what about those workers who live on a day-to-day basis? Now that they are obliged not to go to work, how can they survive?"
She then talked about her "DoNation Drive" and pledged to give P1,000 per household of those who lost their jobs. "I know how hard it is for these people nowadays to sustain their living so I decided to share as much as I can to them. I will be sending P1,000 per household (for food groceries and other essentials). This is to help as many employees as possible."
Maine capped off her post by telling her followers that she will be personally facilitating all donations and even shared what she's learned during this trying time: "This also leads me to the realization that we can all help, in our own little ways, to at least make things easier to those who need it the most. If you want to play a part, you can spare a little amount from your pockets that will surely go to those in need. Our share, no matter how big or small, will go a long way."
If you wish to help out Maine, or if you or anyone you know needs assistance, learn more about the "DoNation Drive" by clicking this link.
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