MANILA – A non-government organization donated on Wednesday assorted medical items and other necessities to Philippine Navy (PN) troops helping the government contain the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
Navy public affairs office chief Lt. Commander Maria Christina Roxas, in a statement late Thursday, said the Citizen’s Support Your Navy Foundation, Inc. (CSYNF) donated 30 gallons of alcohol, 120 one-liter bottles of disinfecting cleaners, 600 latex gloves, safety goggles, 1,000 carbon batteries, 9,500 trash bags, and a thousand packs of ready-to-cook meals for the use of sailors, marines, and reservists serving at the front-lines.
CSYNF executive director Czarina Sacaguing-Balatao turned over the items to the PN, she added.
“Additional bottles of medical-grade disinfectants and gallons of alcohol were also donated for utilization of different PN offices and facilities,” Roxas added.
CSYNF is a private, non-stock organization that undertakes socio-economic upliftment programs and welfare projects for hero soldiers and their families.
It is currently chaired by former PN flag-officer-in-command, retired Vice Admiral Eduardo Maria Santos.
“These donations shall help guarantee the safety and welfare of our PN front-line troops as they aim to save lives while putting theirs on the line against this invisible enemy,” Roxas said. (PNA)