On July 24 and 25, 2014, two teams from the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) implemented the immediate calamity relief operation for victims of typhoon Glenda, which was sponsored by the Feed the Hungry, Inc. (FTH) of Washington, DC.
After loading the first batch of relief bags to the hired truck, the first team proceeded to Mariveles, Bataan at 7:00 in the morning on July 24. While traveling, the truck busted its tires twice (1 rear tire while in North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and 2 rear tires in Subic-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). However, the team stuck to its objective and arrived safely in Mariveles at around 5:00 in the afternoon.
Cooperation and assistance to the team were extended by the Municipal Government of Mariveles headed by Mayor Jesse Concepcion and Municipal Social Welfare Office of Mariveles, headed by Alfreda Tanuecoz with her staff, Rhey Quadro and Shaela Alejandro.
This relief operation benefitted 846 affected families from the coastal areas of Sitio Boracay, Brgy. Town Site, Sitio Porto, Brgy. Balon Anito, and Brgy. Biaan, in Mariveles. Each family received a gift bag consisting of bottled mineral water, 2 kilos of rice, sugar, coffee, canned goods, instant noodles, and biscuits. The distribution was completed around 10:00 in the evening.
On the second day, the FTH through the CFO also extended its assistance to the province of Sorsogon. Five hundred (500) families in Barangay Bulawan in the municipality of Prieto Diaz, eight barangays in the Municipality of Barcelona, Sitio Bari-is in Sorsogon City, and municipality of Juban, Sorsogon benefitted from the assistance provided by the FtH.
The students of The Lewis College (TLC) repacked the relief goods while the distribution was done in cooperation with Mr. Vince Nato, and the Sorsogon Chapter of Kapisanan ng mga Broadcasters sa Pilipinas (KBP). Each family received a relief pack containing 3 kilos of rice, 1 kilo pancit canton, pork and beans, vinegar, soy sauce, tuna and karne norte, a pack of biscuits, powdered milk, and bottled water.