This old man received help from riders in building a new home for him.
COVID-19 gives us many realizations especially when it comes to extending help to people. This pandemic reminds us of the very meaning of “Bayanihan” and how a little kindness could transform lives. During this crisis, we witnessed how the government, private sectors, and individuals united as one to combat the virus and help those who are in very need.
After being left behind by his family, the 80-year-old man named Tatay Venerando lived in a shack at Brgy. Dancalan in Bobon, Northern Samar. His shanty home is built with scraps from construction sites and rubbish. Obviously, the old man has no means of building a comfortable house for himself and the only way of having it is if there are angels who will
Speaking of angels, a group of riders named Sniper Club 150i and JHS riders club knew about the plight of the old man. They managed to collect money from their own pockets to build a new house for Tatay Venerando. They wanted to help Tatay Venerando by building him a sturdier and safe home for him. A netizen named Dennis Carolino shared photos of the 80-year-old man on social media. He captioned the post:
“For two years na siyang pinabayaan ng pamilya niya. Mga butas-butas na yung bubong tapos yung mga yero na ginamit para sa walling ay galing lang sa mga sobra-sobra yung haligi maliliit din, so possible sira agad.”
The riders launched the charity drive “Munting Pabahay” for Tatay Venerando. The charity drive made them collect enough money to buy materials for the old man’s new house. Aside from that, they’re also the ones who build the house. These kind riders spent 8 hours to build the house and making sure that it would be a comfortable and safer abode for Tatay Venerando.
“For eight hours, dapat continue matapos, kasi that time umulan po tas nagpa-ulan na lang kami. Kailangan matapos kasi para may bagong bahay na si Tatay,” Dennis said.
In addition, the riders also arranged his belongings inside the new house and gifted him with groceries.
Kudos to your kindness! God bless you!