Ricci, Rivero family donate PPE, supplies to frontliners in Isabela
ABS-CBN Sports on May 14, 2020 05:40 PM
Ricci Rivero and his family distributed personal protective equipment and goods to the medical workers of Isabela United Doctors Medical Center and Southern Isabela Medical Center.
College basketball star Ricci Rivero and his family never get tired of extending a help in their hometown in Isabela in this time of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Just this Monday, the University of the Philippines guard distributed personal protective equipment and goods to the medical workers of the Isabela United Doctors Medical Center and Southern Isabela Medical Center.
According to Ricci, who helped De La Salle University capture the UAAP Season 79 title before transferring to UP, this is his way of sharing his blessings in this trying time.
"Hangga't mayroon puwedeng matulungan at hangga't mayroon akong maitutulong, tuloy tuloy lang po kami ng family ko sa pagbigay ng support,” said Ricci, who was joined by his father PetroGazz conditioning coach Paolo, brothers Rasheed and Prince, mother Abigail and good friend national men’s volleyball team captain John Vic De Guzman in delivering the supplies.
“Wala pong maliit at malaki na tulong at this point, ang importante po ay yung magdamayan tayong lahat," added Ricci.
The PPEs were ordered from authorized manufacturer, Jersey Haven. On the other hand, Ricci's sponsors Gatorade and Pepsi donated boxes of refreshments as well while Betadine and UP backer Robina Gokongwei-Pe also contributed to the cause.
But it was not just Ricci who did his part as, according to Coach Paolo, even the younger siblings chipped in as well.
"Basta for us ni Abi, it feels great na maka tulong kami sa mga taga-Isabela since dito lumaki ang mga bata. Sobrang happy kami na nakikita din na yung mga anak namin happy rin na tumutulong sa kapwa nila," expressed Paolo.
“Like yung ibang pinangbili namin ng delata, noodles, at bigas ay galing sa savings nilang magkakapatid -- not just the big boys [Rasheed, Ricci, and Prince] pero pati sina Gelo, Allen, Ashton, and Riley nag-contribute din,” Paolo added. "We just pray na sana matapos na ito na safe tayo lahat and kasi ang hirap din na makita mga kababayan namin na nahihirapan."
Relief goods were also distributed by the family in vulnerable parts of the province.