Dario extends helping hand to COVID-19 frontliners
Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 06, 2020 10:49 AM
Diego Dario is doing his part to serve the people (FILE PHOTO)
Diego Dario, often the smallest man on the court, has always proven he has one of the biggest hearts.
That remains true to this day.
A week ago, the then-University of the Philippines Fighting Maroon and now-Blackwater Elite player set up a fund to help out frontliners in the continuing COVID-19 crisis.
"As much as I can help, I will do so. I have a lot of time din naman nowadays," he shared of the effort which wasted no time reaching its goal of PhP 50,000.
That was then used to purchase 500 face masks and 50 suits to be donated to Makati Medical Center.
While his health is still safe and sound, the cause has, apparently, become a bit personal for Dario. "The reason why I started this is because I have a friend na frontliner who contracted the coronavirus. He was able to recover, but he told me that they didn’t have enough personal protective equipment (PPEs)," he shared.
He then continued, "That made me realize that I need to do my part to help out kahit maliit lang. Malaking tulong daw sa kanila every help they can get."
Even better, Dario's initiative has only opened the floodgates for many others to help out. "There are a lot of good souls out there. It's overwhelming that everyone wants to help kasi nga, yung little help already goes a long way," he said.
He then continued, "My heart is super full seeing a lot of people wanting to help."
Now, the 5-foot-7 guard is hoping to gather another PhP 50,000 for more PPEs. "Itong next naman, I plan to help out yung hospitals that don't have enough resources like in Caloocan and Sta. Ana," he said.
Donations may be sent to Dario through G-Cash and BPI.
Diego Miguel Dario
BPI account no. 4489069232
G-Cash account no. 09565275610
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