PHILIPPINES: Mindanao dioceses appeal for help

Let the Christmas spirit of giving come alive.  Be a source of hope by extending support and giving much-needed donations to our brethren in Mindanao who have been severely affected by typhoon Pablo. 

 

Catholic dioceses in eastern Mindanao have appealed for help in getting relief to thousands of families displaced by typhoon Pablo.

Authorities said more than 30,000 residents have fled their homes in Surigao del Sur, which has been placed in a state of calamity.

Fr. Antonio Galela, Diocese of Tandag’s social action director, said the victims in around 35 evacuation centers in the province currently need food, potable water, clothing and other basic necessities.

The Diocese of Surigao also made the same appeal for the affected residents in their area.  Fr. Almario Ramada, Surigao diocese social action director, said that the victims also need medicine aside from food and water.

The Diocese of Mati in Davao Oriental also raised a similar appeal for emergency aid following the onslaught of the typhoon.

Source:

http://www.cbcpnews.com/cbcpnews/?p=9132

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