Dick Israel’s colleagues in showbiz and the public have been made aware of his present situation after his neighbor’s post asking for help became viral. The actor’s house in Caloocan City caught on fire and he wasn’t able to save his valuables including his wheelchair which has helped him move around since his stroke in 2010.
Actress Vivian Velez, Dick’s former colleague, also used social media to inform those who want to help the actor through the Damay Kamay Foundation.
“Dick Israel is in dire need of aid after a fire razed his house in Caloocan City on Saturday. The actor, 57, had already fallen on hard times after he suffered a stroke in 2010 that left half his body paralyzed and impaired his speech.
“Damay Kamay is the coordinator of the fundraising campaign for our dear friend and co-actor Dick Israel. Any support will be highly appreciated by us,” she said in her post.
Those who would want to aid the veteran actor financially can deposit to Security Bank Tomas Morato branch, checking account number 5318 2600 0275 006.
For goods, drop off point will be at 7A Sta. Elvira St. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.