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

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