By Helen Castaño | 10:05 AM January 10, 2022
For Anecita “Annie” Nerves Arcay, home is where the heart is.
When typhoon Odette (international name: “Rai”) devastated Bohol province and nearby provinces, the island-barangay of Gaus in President Carlos P. Garcia was one of the hardest-hit places.
Arcay immediately sent aid to her relatives and neighbors in Gaus Island.
There were at least 300 families who were homeless and hungry.
She also coordinated with Feed Hungry Minds Library Inc. and Bay Area Global Outreach Lions Club for Bohol relief mission.
“Allow me to thank our donors who responded right away when I called for help donate nails and hammers to the residents who losts their homes due to typhoon Odette,” Arcay said in a Facebook post.
They were able to buy 250 hammers and 500 kilos of nails to start rebuild their houses.
Food packs and clothes and towels and blankets were also given to the victims.
Not only residents of Gaus Island were given help but including residents of Barangays of Cuya, Tapon and Calamgaman in Ubay.
Arcay and her husband, Boy, also gave relief packs to residents of Balicasag Island who were also devastated by the typhoon.
Arcay shows that Lions are dedicated to serving others.