|Evan Iliadis neighbors in Songculan|
Evan Ilialis, a Rotary member from RC Tagbilaran, had been helping a 79-year-old widow by the name of Mrs. Sing Bulawin, with weekly deliveries of groceries. She is severely hunchbacked and lives in a modest nipa hut in the town near the farm. Her only source of income is an allowance which her daughter sends to her every month from Manila. One day when Evan was delivering groceries to Mrs. Bulawin, he noticed two old men sleeping on the ground under her house. On asking her who they were, Sing, as she likes to be called, replied, two men needing some food. Although her provisions were small, she had taken pity on the two retarded strangers, and had decided to share her food with them.
Evan was touched by the old ladys compassion. That afternoon, Evan attended the Tagbilaran Rotary meeting, and told of his discovery. The Club Community Service Director Dave Collins and Jack Galbreath went with Evan to Sings house immediately after the meeting, with a substantial supply of food. Mrs. Bulawin was shocked. She could not believe that there were people in the world who still cared about the elderly, and began to cry.
Mrs. Bulawin, no longer has to worry about food provisions. She, Poping and Pedro, are being helped by one of ten programs under the Adopt a Village umbrella. It is called Home Care Assistance. Every week, Rotarian Evan stops by with provisions and to tend to any other needs that the elderly may have.
Thrilled? No my friends. My neighbors never received as much from the Rotary as they received by my family. It was all for the picture. Like this one above. Take it,circulate it around the clubs, look what we are doing, open your wallet and give us a donation. We guarantee it, only 10% of your donation will go where is due, the rest will be available for when you the donor come to the Philippines. We'll entertain you!