NU basketball star Jack Animam extends helping hand in hometown Malolos

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 19 2020 12:03 PM

As a member of the national team, Jack Animam said she believes that this is also one of her responsibilities — to help in times of a national crisis. UAAP Media/file

MANILA, Philippines—National University star center Jack Animam is staying close to home when it comes to helping out in the country's battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Animam is helping out in her hometown of Malolos, Bulacan, by starting a fundraising drive for the medical staff at Bulacan Medical Center. 

" 'Yung BMC is near us kasi, and I saw 'yung dami ng patients that come in sa kanila," she said. "Naisip namin na why not gumawa ng fundraising para sa mga frontliners dito sa Bulacan."

"Just a little help para mapunan 'yung mga sakripisyo nila," added the former UAAP Most Valuable Player, who also won two gold medals — in the 5-on-5 and 3x3 competitions — in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games as part of the Gilas Pilipinas Women's team.

As a member of the national team, Animam said she believes that this is also one of her responsibilities — to help in times of a national crisis.

"Of course, being part of the national team does not mean na you only have to do your part sa court," she said.

"You have to do your part as a Filipino citizen lalo na kung mayroon naman ka namang platform na magagamit."

Animam has raised P38,500 with donations coming from various entities.

Those who want to donate can do so via:

PayMaya
Liiya Patricia Santiago
+639957810238

GCash
Jack Danielle Animam
+639272563958

BPI Savings 
Jack Danielle Animam
2269187819

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