DISASTER ALERT: Typhoon Ondoy Left Many Fellowmen in Distress
Last September 26, 2009, the typhoon “Ketsana” (locally known as “Ondoy”) has intensely struck Luzon greatly affecting mostly Metro Manila areas. Ketsana brought immense magnitude of floodwaters and mud caused by continuous raining, with 341 millimeters within 6 hours.
The surge of heavy rains caused the overflow of rivers and creeks into the cities which damaged many structures including houses, roads and public walls. Affected families sought refuge by ascending to the higher floors or roofs of their houses. Motorists and the greater public were stranded on the roads because many areas were already clogged by flood.
Many areas are still inaccessible due to muddy floodwaters making it difficult for rescue teams and relief operations to reach victims who have been awaiting assistance for 3 days since the typhoon hit. According to the report of the National Disaster Coordinating Council, as of September 27, 2009 7AM, 51 casualties, 21 missing person cases and 4 people injured. Statistic reports confirmed that 54,891 families or 279,763 people suffered as a result of the typhoon.
A Call for Aid
We seek for your assistance on behalf of our brothers and sisters in need. Donations in cash or kind are very much appreciated. Your donations may be coursed through the Philippine Bible Society, 890 UN Avenue, Ermita, Manila. If you need more details on this, you may contact us at +63 2 5230369 (Administration) and +63 2 5256720 (Finance).
For your cash donations, kindly deposit it to our bank accounts:
Account name: Philippine Bible Society
UCPB (UN Ave. Branch) Account Number: 128-101338-1 (for Peso donations)
BPI (Sta. Mesa Branch) Account Number: 3904-0027-46 (for Dollar donations)
Swift code for Dollar account: BOPIPHMM
Our brethren would be grateful for your donations in kind such as:
- Sleeping mats and beddings
- Plates, Cups, Spoons and Forks
- Medicines for flu, cough, colds, diarrhea, antibacterial and anti-fugal creams
- Toiletries (shampoo, bath soap, toothbrush and toothpaste)
- Laundry soap
- Food and drinkable water
Let us all be united as a people and be channels of blessing to encourage, comfort and help our countrymen who are in deep need. May we all be one in prayer, in support and in love, especially in this trying time. We pray that the Lord would return your goodness hundredfold.
Mrs. Marilou Esponilla/Ms. Raquel Hornilla
+63 2 5230369
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Ms. Florence Vicente/Mrs. Sharon Napalang
+63 2 5256720
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