Saturday, October 24, 2009

Relief operation on Talim Island, October 22, 2009

The United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) in cooperation with the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) and PAMALAKAYA conducted a relief operation to about 500 families in Talim Island affected by typhoon Ondoy. The rains caused the lake waters to rise 10 feet. Three weeks later, the water level receded only 3 feet leaving much of the island still submerged.

The Relief team

Transferring the relief goods to the boat

The first boat with the relief goods

The second boat with the volunteers

Residents bringing home the relief goods with the rest waiting in line

One of the volunteers distributing the goods in a cramped alley

Bringing home the goods in boats

One of the submerged stilt houses

The houses along the port area