The operation was held last Monday, December 21, 2009 in cooperation with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the United Methodist Church (UMC) in Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija. This operation was eventful in the sense that it was delayed by several incidents one of which was the three flat tires we encountered going to the site.
The UMC truck met us along the way to lessen the load of the NCCP truck.
We unloaded some of the packs at the UMC for distribution to the affected members of the congregation.
The urban poor community. The place was like a catch basin and during the height of the storms, water levels reached neck-deep and killed several children. The place is now dry but in some places the ground is still soft causing one of the heavy delivery trucks to get stuck in the mud.
It was a long and tiring day with the relief operation extending till the early evening...
...but seing happy faces like these it was all worth it.