By Deogracia William A. Bemida | News Editor
Vol. XCI No. 15
Jan. 24, 2020
Silliman University Student Government (SUSG) in collaboration with the Divinity School spearheaded donation drive for the victims of the Taal volcano eruption. The call for donations started on the SUSG Facebook page last Jan. 13 and ended on Jan. 17.
A week ago, the sudden eruption of the Taal volcano caused the residents within the danger zone to evacuate. To aid the victims, SUSG asked for necessities such as N95 masks, sleeping mats, and baby items. These donations were accepted in the SG office located in the Oriental Hall.
The necessities needed, according to the SUSG Facebook Page, were given as donations by students. According to the SUSG Social Services Committee Chair Novah Jane Dahili, a lot of students donated and the necessary items exceeded their expectations, she mentioned that they also tapped student organizations to donate.
Dahili said that the drive was successful. Despite the conclusion of the donation drive on January 17, students still inquired if they could still donate. Later on, the designated personnel delivered the proceeds to the victims of Taal in Batangas.
According to Dahili the goods exceeded the predicted number of goods and the remaining ones were given to the victims of the Looc fire incident.
“It was amazing and fulfilling at the same time because I didn’t expect that people are really willing to give things that they treasure; like clothes for instance and money to buy water and to buy masks,” she added.
Photo from SUSG Social Services’ Facebook page.