Sofia Andres, 21, is among the celebrities initiating their own relief operations for the evacuees in Lipa, Batangas, following the eruption of Taal volcano on January 12.
The Kapamilya star chose to help the people of Lipa because the city is like a "second home" to her.
She appealed for volunteers and donations on her Instagram feed, saying, "It's breaking our hearts to see them like that. Let's send them love."
Soon afterwards, the donations poured in, and the sorting of relief goods took place.
On Thursday, January 16, Sofia and her team, including boyfriend Daniel Miranda, personally distributed the relief goods to the evacuees.
The following day, January 17, Sofia posted photos from her relief operations, and expressed her deepest gratitude to the people who helped make it successful.
Published as is, the message read: “Taos puso ko pong pinapasalamatan ang lahat ng tumulong saamin mag ayos ng mga kailangan para saating mga kababayan sa Lipa Batangas.
“Ginagawa po namin to ng may kasamang pagmamahal at malasakit para saaming kapwa.
“Hindi po ito mabubuo kung hindi dahil sa mga taong nagbigay tulong.
“Isa po itong malaking biyaya para sa ating mga kababayan. Marami po tayong mga napasayang mga biktima ng pag sabog ng Taal.”
Sofia also gave a shout-out to all of the people who sent their donations.
In all of her posts, she used the hashtag #BangonBatangas.