Prayers and donations needed as “Ompong” batters Philippines

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said over 70,000 families or around 270,000 people were affected by the typhoon, deemed as the strongest this year.

According to the agency, at least 39,824 families or 137,994 persons are being housed in evacuation centers in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Cordillera, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon.

Organizations then launched donation drives for evacuees and residents from typhoon-hit areas. They are also calling for volunteers who can help repack relief goods for victims of the typhoon.

Among the relief goods requested from the public include canned goods, instant noodles, bottled water, first-aid kits, sanitation needs, clothes, flashlights and cash donations.

Feed the Hungry Philippines together with other foundations from different countries pour out their support and donations. Foundations have also visited evacuation centers to bring relief goods to survivors.

At least 700 volunteers have showed up at the Naga City Hall to help accept, segregate, and pack donations that included clothes, toiletries, sleeping kits, food, and cooking sets. These, on top of the financial aid sent to the city government.

Read more at https://www.philstar.com/the-freeman/cebu-news/2018/09/23/1853885/volunteers-donations-arrive-naga

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