Roman Catholic Diocese of Laoag
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the suspension of classes at all levels, closures of offices (both private and public) and commercial establishments, as well as severe disruptions to every small scale livelihood.
The national and local government imposed an Enhanced Community Quarantine or Lockdown in all provinces which affects our parishioners especially our less fortunate brothers and sisters who have no means for their daily needs. It is heart-breaking to see the effects of this COVID-19 pandemic on our parishioners especially marginalized sectors of our society. Due to extreme poverty, their families are worried on how to survive at this crisis, which has no end in sight.
There is a great need to help our less fortunate families in this time of crisis. We intend to distribute relief goods and financial aid to these people. But, due to our limited resources, we need financial assistance to purchase goods to be distributed to our less fortunate brothers and sisters. We are hopeful for your favorable and immediate response to our proposal. It will be a great help to our beneficiaries in this time of crisis.
1,700 Affected Families in 29 Parishes, 4 Mission Houses and 1 Quasi – located specifically in the municipalities of Pagudpud, Adams , Dingras , Neva Era, Bacarra and Carasi
The Diocese of Laoag has gathered 145 volunteers to help distribute relief goods for this project. We are providing bags of essential food items for 1,700 families. We selected these families because they are the ones badly affected by the crisis due to the enforced lockdown, forcing every breadwinner of each family to stop their livelihood in order to stay home. If they do not get the help that they desperately need, we fear that crime rate and thievery will increase. With no income, this would lead to food insecurity, hunger, malnutrition and even chronic ailments for every member of the family. Furthermore, negative psychological effects such as low self-esteem, stress, depression and suicide will also kick in. We don’t wish for our brothers and sisters in Laoag to go through these.
Breakdown for each Family