Mayor Evelio Leonardia turns over two checks totaling P550,000 to two organizations as financial assistance from the Bacolod City government, thru the Department of Social Services and Development (DSSD), at rites at the Bacolod City Government Center Monday [March 1].
The Negros Occidental Rehabilitation Foundation, Inc. (NORFI) received P300,000, while Kalipay Negrense Foundation, Inc. received P250,000.
NORFI was represented by its assistant administrator Khrys Anne Bicar (2nd from left) and physical therapist Johnnar Dequilla (2nd from right).
Kalipay was represented by its communications manager Erika Grace Velasco (1st from left) and development officer Swenly Sotelo (1st from right).
NORFI, with office on Cottage Road in Barangay 9, is a non-stock, non-profit organization formed in 1982 to lead in providing integrated and comprehensive rehabilitative care and services to all persons with disabilities.
Kalipay Negrense, located on Ylac Avenue in Barangay Villamonte, aims to help disadvantaged children – the homeless, abandoned, neglected, malnourished, physically and sexually abused, victims of child labor and trafficking, and foundlings.