The Rotary Club of Bacolod conducted disaster relief and response to communities affected by Typhoon Odette in Cebu City, Purok Angela Gonzaga & ARAO, Brgy. Vista Alegre, Brgy. 13 in Bacolod City, Kabankalan City and in Sipalay City particularly Bgry. Gil Montilla (Purok Cabugan) & Brgy. Nabulao (Purok Hillside) and at Brgy. Aguisan, Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental during the period December 19, 21, 22, 23 , 26, and 29, 2021.
The distribution of about 51,650 liters drinking water, grocery packs, food packs, slippers, used clothes and other items was led by Life Changing President Pauline Cuaycong, Past District Governor Edgar Sy, Bacolod City Vice Mayor & Past President El Cid Familiaran, Past President & Club Secretary Frederick Anthony de Leon, Past President Jose Glen de Gusman, Club Directors headed by Marjorie Dino, Ervin Anglo, Mae Eras, Rotarian Edlyn Agraviador, MJ Malunes, Rudylla Fabillana, Amelyn Bravo, and Karl Bravo.
Also present were the Rotaract Club of Bacolod Colegio de San Agustin represented by Pres. Deanna Therese Cerna, School Moderator Mr. Bong Lacanilao, CSA-Bacolod Student Government Council president Jaypee Rollo, Mr. Kizzer Alejandro of the Interact Club of Bacolod Holy Family High School, Dr. Bambi Avelino, Dr. Paolo Cuaycong, Ms. Stephanie Cuaycong, Ms. Leslie Dino, Mr. Eras, and Baby Jonamae.
Some local officials were also present – Purok President Wilmer Nobleza of Purok Cabugan in Brgy. Gil Montilla and Purok President Roberto Mahusay of Purok Hillside in Brgy. Nabulao, the Sipalay City government headed by Mayor Maria Gina M. Lizares, Kabankalan City LGU headed by Mayor Pedro Zayco and the City DRMMO.
About 42 Life Changing Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, Club Secretariat and volunteers joined the relief operations.
This emergency relief effort is also supported and co-operated by the Rotary International District 3850 under the leadership of District Governor Edwin To.