Popsicle Store Turn into Homeless Shelter Amid Luzon Lockdown Earned Praise
Popsicle store in Kamias, Quezon City turn into a shelter for homeless amid Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine due to COVID-19.
After the government declared the enhanced community quarantine in Luzon, authorities started to implement stricter rules and regulations in order to prevent the continued spread of the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Everyone is also advised to stay at home for a month or so as much as possible. On the other hand, for important matters, people are still allowed to go out.
However, even though is it advised to stay at home as much as possible, it is also a fact that there are quite a lot of Filipinos who are homeless. Some are just sleeping on the streets and they are more prone to get the virus because of this.
Recently, Popburri took to social media to announce that they are temporarily functioning as a homeless shelter until April 12. Popburri, a store located at 67 K-8th street East Kamias, Quezon City, was able to transform their shop into a shelter for homeless people and anyone who is affected with the Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine.
As written on their post “In the midst of the COVID-19, we have transformed our store into a homeless shelter. Thank you for your patience as we will no longer be selling food.”
“The shelter will be open daily from 6:00 PM-6:00 AM every evening until April 12. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM, and we will do our best to handle medical needs with the support of our East Kamias barangay teams.”
They will be able to accept guests during nighttime and would even serve dinner for them. They will also try their best to attend to the medical needs of their visitors with the support of the East Kamias barangay team.
They also called out kind-hearted people who are willing to donate sanitary essentials and necessities such as foods, old mattress, pillow, and bed sheet that can be use by homeless people.
Popburri advises everyone who will come through to bring their own mask as they have only limited supplies “PPE equipment is very limited so kindly bring your own mask.”
“We may be small, but we serve a BIG God. Let’s be instruments for Him together!” Popburri concluded.
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