Reposting this from an email I got from Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan. Let's all help please!
We would like to appeal to your or your organization for immediate assistance as we respond to the call for relief in the province of Eastern Samar.
Eastern Samar was placed under a state of calamity last February 19 due to continuous floods and landslides. Although no typhoon has passed the region, 15 days of non-stop downpour affected thousands of families; damaged millions of crops and destroyed hectares of agricultural land.
As of February 25, 2008, the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Eastern Samar reported:
Affected: 33,385 families or 165,930 persons
Casualties: dead: 11; injured: 28; missing: 3
Damaged houses: destroyed: 498; partially damaged: 2,913
Damages to agriculture: No rice production harvest expected due to 100% of their ricefields submerged under the floods.
Health concerns: Cases of diarrhea were detected in all localities in Eastern Samar due to the contamination of water sources.
To ensure reliability of the report, the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Borongan confirms these numbers through the parishes for reliability.
With disaster relief only trickling in, we need all the help we could get. Please send your donations through Ayala Foundation's Relief ops via:
Type DONATE_amount_mpin_AYALAFOUNDATION and send to 2882.
ie. DONATE 50 1234 AYALAFOUNDATION
BPI Direct Deposit:
Ayala Foundation - Social Development
Account # 0011-1490-22
Fax your deposit slips to (02) 813-4488, Attn: Ayala Young Leaders
In-kind Donations: Only the ff. items will be accepted: medicine, rice, canned goods and water. (drop off point still under coordination)
For more information, please contact Ayala Foundation at 752-1065 or 752-1084. Look for Ralph Morales or Tin Feliciano.
Thank you very much.