Thursday, October 6, 2011

NCCP Appeal for Typhoon Victims

The Emergency Situation
Typhoons Pedring (Nesat) and Quiel (Nalgae) wrecked havoc in most part of Luzon from September 24.  Typhoon Pedring entered the Philippine area of responsibility in September 24, 2011, exited three days after it ravaged the agricultural provinces of Isabela and Aurora in Northern Luzon; the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Bulacan in Central Luzon; the provinces of Catanduanes and Albay, including Legaspi City in the southern part Bicol Region; and affected thousands of families in the 17 cities and municipalities in Metro Manila, especially those living in low-lying and flood-prone areas.
Two days after Typhoon Pedring left the country many parts of the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija were submerged in between 3 feet and ten feet floodwater – with the town of Calumpit in Bulacan most severely flooded.  Thousands of families were trapped and forced to stay on their roofs as floodwater continue to rise.  Further complicating the situation left by Pedring, Typhoon Quiel came and brought in heavy rains and badly affected provinces in Northern and Central Luzon.
To date, many barangays  are still flooded in Isabela, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Bulacan.
Impact of the Typhoons
  • 1,183,530 families or 5,534,410 persons were affected in 3,252 barangays in 349 municipalities, 41 cities in the 34 provinces of Regions I, II, III, IV-A, IV-B, and V, CAR, NCR and Region VI.
  • 55 individuals died
  • 30 missing
  • 7,540 totally damaged houses
  • 41,224 partially damaged houses
  • PhP 8.8 billion – Damage to agriculture and infrastructure
volunteers preparing relief goods for the affected families
Relief and rehabilitation work is part of NCCP work and ministry.  We appeal to your heart of hearts to help alleviate the suffering of those affected by the consecutive typhoons.  You may deposit your donation to the following accounts:
Account Name:  National Council of Churches in the Philippines
Name of Bank:   Bank of the Philippine Islands (Quezon City West Triangle Branch)
Peso Account:  3051-0063-04
Dollar Account: 3054-0162-89
Donations in kind are also accepted.  The following in the list are most and urgently needed:
  • Food & bottled water
  • clothes
  • medicines
  • toiletries:  bath soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, face towel, laundry soap
  • sleeping mats, blankets,  mosquito nets
  • cooking utensils, plates, spoons, cups
  • plastic water containers
  • plastic sheets or canvas tent
You may bring your donations to 879 EDSA, West Triangle, QC.  Or you may call us at 922-8141 to pick up your donations (within NCR only).
May God bless your kindness tenfold.

credits: text from NCCP website, photo by imileto

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