December 04, 2023

Consul General Arlene Magno Attends Sealing of Rotary World Help Container to Laoang, Northern Samar

Left Photo – Ms. Elena Agala (in red jacket), Rotary World Help Director, tours Consul General Magno around their warehouse in Coquitlam, BC, where they store all the items for donation until they are ready for shipping out; Right Photo – Consul General Magno seals the container bound for Laoang, Northern Samar, filled with books, computers and hospital/medical equipment.
Consul General Magno thanks the Rotary World Help for its vision and dedication to their mission that has made it possible to reach communities round the globe and bring them much needed help.  She particularly cited the amazing work of RWH Director Elena Agala that has allowed the Philippines to be a recipient of 125 truck donations over the past decade. 
Consul General Arlene T. Magno (11th from right) poses with the members of the Rotary World Help and othervolunteers after the sealing of the container. 

28 November 2023 – Consul General Arlene T. Magno graced the send off ceremony for the Rotary World Help (RWH) container of donations intended for Laoang, Northern Samar at the RWH warehouse in Coquitlam, BC. on 25 November 2023.  The shipment contains educational books for elementary and high school students, as well as some computers, and hospital equipment, such as hospital beds, wheelchairs and other medical equipment.  Consul General Magno toured the warehouse and witnessed the loading of items into the truck by Rotarian volunteers, after which she was invited to seal the container.

In her remarks during the program, Consul General Magno thanked the RWH, and the people behind it, whose vision and dedication to their mission have enabled them to reach communities around the globe and bring them much needed help.  She particularly cited the amazing contribution of Elena Agala, one of their directors, whose admirable love for country and hard work has allowed the Philippines to be one of the biggest recipients of donations from RWH.

This is the 125th 40-foot container destined for the Philippines since 2000.  Previously, the RWH has also collaborated with the Firefighters Without Border in donating five fire trucks and fire fighting equipment to various communities in the Philippines, including Cebu, Davao and Bohol.

RWH is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political charitable organization of Rotary Clubs in British Columbia.  The organization collects and distributes medical equipment & supplies, dental, optical, education & sports equipment and disaster relief supplies to overseas recipients in need. END

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