Thursday, August 7, 2014

Caritas to conduct relief efforts for 2,000 Glenda-affected families in Bicol, Quezon

At least 2,000 families in Glenda-hit areas in Bicol and Quezon are expected to benefit from Caritas Philippines’ emergency response this month.

The typhoon, which made landfall on July 15 and exited the Philippine area of responsibility on the 16th, destroyed approximately 28 thousand houses while damaging at least 89 thousand. In addition, at least a hundred people were also killed. 

A state of calamity was declared in seven provinces in Regions IV A, V, and VIII, along with several cities and municipalities in Regions III and IV A. Parts of Quezon and the Bicol Region continue to have no electricity until today.

According to Caritas Philippines, it will put up a joint contribution of 1,000 emergency shelter kits with Caritas Singapore and the Catholic Relief Services or CRS. These kits will consist of tarpaulins and vouchers for shelter construction materials and tools.

In addition, Caritas Manila will send 2,000 d food packages for families in Quezon, while the Quiapo Church will augment the contribution with an additional 1,000 packs.

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