Thursday, February 28, 2008

Appeal to support the calamity victims in Eastern Samar

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:

G-Cash:
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.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this tip doc. I already donated just a small amount thru G-Cash. I hope many bloggers would read this so they can spread the news.

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  2. thanks again, Carlo. help spread the world as well please =]

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