The initial goal is to reach Php50,000 in order to provide for at least 100 families, but Paula gratefully shared the news that in just a span of three days since launch on June 12th, they were able to cap 107% of the said amount!
As a result, the Mitochondria Team are now in the position to drop by Manila and distribute educational pamphlets (in Filipino layman's terms) on June 27th as well as distribute relief goods including 3kg of rice, canned sardines, meat loaf, corned beef and fresh produce from local farmers, and sanitation kits. Their original plan to hold health session will be postponed to avoid implication of "mass gathering."
Paula also gives credit to the rest of the members Kastel Ramo, Kim Sia, Joanna Paula Tan, Bea Salonga, Gio Reyes, Simonee Sandoval, Thomas Reyes, Cloie Rabinetas, Elain Arenas, Kendrick Aracan, Abe Ruiz, Alecza Savella, Karmina Santos, Raphael Rivera, Selwyn Santiago, Anya Super, Glian Raymundo, Camille Sanchez, Mia Santiago, and Joanna Chan who were invaluable in making this initiative possible.
So far, these Thomasians have teamed up with a student from UST Fine Arts and Design and from St. Luke's Medical Center College of Medicine. Together, they may yet to find a cure against the virus, but they have surely proven that there's something our future doctors can do.
There's no way that they're just standing by any longer to see the world in a better place. They rather move now, and, at least slowly, make a difference. You can join them in becoming a "powerhouse" to the Filipino people! Check out how below: