Charity group, Navotas lgu firm up partnership
NAVOTAS City Mayor John Rey Tiangco praised the partnership between the local government and the Latter-day Saint Charities in providing wheelchairs to the elderly residents, amputees and those who have suffered stroke.
Tiangco said he signed an agreement with the LDSC, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has been engaged in wheelchair distribution for the past 10 years.
“This is great opportunity for our constituents especially those who cannot afford to purchase wheelchair. That is why the city government was gratified by the initiatives of LDSC to extend its help to Navotas residents in need of wheelchair,” Tiangco said.
Those who want to obtain wheelchairs can go to the City Social Welfare and Development Office from Mondays to Fridays, between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and a wheelchair assessor will evaluate if the applicant is qualified.
Tiangco said the LDSC’s Wheelchair Initiative is aimed to increase self-reliance and confidence of the recipient.
Meanwhile, the mayor also urged local bikers to join in another biking event on Sept. 27 which will start at the City Hall ground around 5 a.m. to Bustos, Bulacan.
A known sports enthusiast, Tiangco has been active in all sports activities especially those that are being hosted by the local government and even non-government organizations and civic groups.