Will you help someone you don’t know? In difficult times there are some people who will not extend a helping hand without something in return. Yet there are still people that will help someone in need even if that person is a total stranger. It is really nice to hear positive stories of people helping other people in need. In this time of pandemic, many are struggling to survive every day.
Just like Tatay Rogelio Tabangcura of Brgy. Nanerman in Sto. Domingo, Ilocos Sur. This poor old man is literally living under the roof of his house.Two years ago when his house was damaged by a strong typhoon, he then started to live under the roof, the only part of his house that is still intact. He is also blind and he doesn’t have the money to restore the house so he decided to leave it as is.
He struggle everyday for two long years since he can only sit and lay down when he is inside his “home”. Sometimes his sibling visit him to bring some food but most of the time Tatay Rogelio is left alone.
When an OFW from Washington, USA saw his terrible condition, Krishna Tobia started a fundraising drive to help the old man. She was able to collect funds that amounted to $2,000 or P100, 000 in Philippine currency. There are also other people who donated materials for the construction of Tatay Rogelio’s house. A lot had also volunteered to help build his home.
Now he has a small yet a safer place to stay. He was used to sleep in the ground but now he has a bed. Now Tatay Rogelio can live in comfort every day . Thanks to the people who helped him financially and to those who volunteered to build this old man a place to live.