The Emergency Relief Fund for the Philippines, in cooperation with the Rotary Club of San Juan West District 3800, conducted on 14 -15 February 2013 Oplan Kapit-Bisig to assist devastated communities in Compostella Valley. The mission was held Barangay Sisimon in Laak, but also benefited five other barangays including Kiokmay, Aguinaldo, Anitap, Candiis, and Hinagtungan.
Oplan Kapit-Bisig provided a comprehensive program including a medical mission/free consultation and distribution of birthing kit, vitamins, and medicines, turn over of water filter and aqua tablets for drinking water, and giving of school supplies, eco bags, books, slippers, clothing, and t-shirts. With the Wheelchair Foundation and the Rotary Club San Juan West, wheelchairs were also provided for children with disability in Laak Central School.
The project was made possible through the assistance of partners from government and non-government organisations, and private companies. These include Department of Social Welfare Regions III and XI, Philippines Army, Philippine Airforce, Pampanga Coastal Emergency Response Task Force (PCER Task Force), local government unit of Laak, Compostella Valley, Rotary Clubs of Mabalacat and Clarkfield, and Angeles Pampanga, Zonta Club of Pampanga and Environs, among other groups.
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