By Marivir R. Montebon
New York – A good friend Jane Hernando in Florida called me on Saturday morning seeking to pursue a fundraiser for her beloved birthplace Iligan City in Mindanao. She is offering to sell her vintage Hermès (with authentication certificate) for $6500 in order to purchase a hemoperfusion machine (ventilator) for Iligan City Public Hospital.
Word from friends has it that no single covid19 patient has ever survived in the hospital for lack of equipment.
Jane, a physical therapist, is currently recuperating from covid19. While in isolation at home, she has decided to sell her expensive signature purses which are being kept in her closet.
So if you want this Hermès purse and want to help Filipino patients, please email Jane Hernando at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This community action campaign has also been aired on Issues & Inspiration on January 16, 2021.