Sending Out Aid to Typhoon Pablo Victims

The devastation brought by Typhoon Pablo has left us all in shock. Our partner network from PHILSSA and PMPI have been sending us updates on the relief operations done by their partner networks. Here’s a letter of appeal sent by Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI):

Dear Colleagues,

Peace and goodwill despite odds.

The magnitude of the impact of Typhoon Pablo becomes clearer day by day. The images of the destruction is immense. The hunger and injuries suffered by people is disheartening. It is indeed a miracle how people managed to survive specially during the onslaught of this super typhoon.

The past weeks, we made efforts to ascertain how can we help. Members of the Davao cluster went around areas of Davao Oriental and CARAGA to evaluate what help is needed specially by our partner communities while Cabustam and Kidmaco seek information from partner members. To date, several member organizations from the three clusters have already made stop-gap efforts to respond in their own modest ways.

Sustaining this effort, Misereor expressed openness to release a quick relief fund via partners in Davao. Thus, the Davao Cluster is now organizing relief efforts in Davao Oriental and CARAGA regions focused on communities not being reached by government and private institutions. TREES , a member organization in Davao with the support of cluster shall take the lead role in this effort.

Even as Misereor has again pledged support to this effort, we would like to continue to appeal for generosity from the network members. We need to gather all the support we can muster both in cash and kind given the enormity of the devastation it brought to our people and communities.

Kindly send your donations to:

A. For Cash Donations
Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc.
Bank of the Philippine Islands
SA # 3281-0275-72

B. For In-Kind Donation
We shall tie-up with groups who have means to transport the goods. Just kindly give us a note the description of the goods so we can coordinate.

We look forward for your generosity

The Secretariat
Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc.
Unit 204 Pacific Century Tower
1472-1476 Brgy. South Triangle, Quezon Ave.Quezon City, Philippines

Baba’s Foundation, part of the PHILSSA Network in Mindanao, has done an initial ground assessment and consultation with relief authorities in Compostela Valley. The following are the identified needs (in order of priority) for Compostela Valley:

  1. Cooked Food (for those in the evacuation centers);
  2. Blankets, Mats
  3. Medicines (for fever, diarrhea, wounds)
  4. Temporary shelter materials (tents, etc)
  5. Used clothes, footwears (slippers,)
  6. Cooking equipments, utensils
  7. Uncooked Food (Rice, canned goods, etc)

Baba’s Foundation is running a Relief Operation Center with base in Nabunturan, and with cooking station in Compostela Town Proper, targetting to serve a total of 2,000 evacuees every day, serving  (morning in New Bataan and Monkayo, and afternoon in Compostela and Montevista) for an initial of 2 weeks or 14 days. For the feeding, they need help for the following food materials during the 14 days operation:

  1. Noodles – 600 packs per day
  2. Rice (for lugaw) -1 sack per day
  3. Oatmeal – 1/2 sack per day
  4. Bihon – 300 kilos (for 14 days)
  5. Water – 2,000 bottles per day

For those within Davao City, they can pick up your in kind donations , by calling Tel. Nos.(082)241-1596 / 3005640 and for cash donations, it can be deposited at Baba’s Foundation Acct. No. 880-01-00050-0 UCPB Savings Bank, Bajada Branch, Davao City.

Once again, the people of Mindanao needs our support. We are appealing to all our partner networks and communities for help and we thank everyone who has already helped.

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