Update – Typhoon Yolanda Appeal

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In my prayer time this morning, I was reminded of this gospel reading and immediately had visions of the suffering people back in the Philippines. I praise & thank God that a lot of us had answered the call .

Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ Matt 25:37-40

Our everyday hero campaign has exceeded our target of $10,000 . I am seeing a lot of non-CFC people donating, so those who have campaigned in their work place, among friends and families are being rewarded with their efforts. But brothers and sisters we need to appeal to more people. Let’s not limit what we can achieve by not giving it our best effort. Continue to spread the message around.

For those who have not responded yet, here’s again the link you can put your donation on and also at the same time forward to your workmates,friends and families.

https://give.everydayhero.com/au/haiyan-typhoon-appeal

Our CFC Executive Director George Campos had sent this update. You may pass this on to those who are or would be asking where and how their donation is being handled.

Update as of Nov 13, 2013 - CFC and ANCOP Mobilization

Note: all relief goods are for all the victims (Couples for Christ and non Couples for Christ members)

  1. Established base in Ormoc City - bringing relief goods, financial support as well as people to volunteer for the clearing operations. However, they are stuck in Ormoc since they were cautioned in going to Tacloban as lawless elements are said to be holding up relief goods along the road.
  2. Base in Samar, while a support group led by Ricky Rico (CFC area head of Samar) will be on their way this weekend to Tacloban via Samar.
  3. The Port of Tacloban is unusable. Only bancas can use it. The big boats wait far from the shore and the bancas are used to transport the goods to shore.
  4. Medical Mission tentative for Nov 23-24, 2014 – Dr. Joe Yamamoto is currently working on the ground to assess the health needs.
  5. Preparation to deliver generators and chain saw to equip those who lost their homes with the tools needed for them to build their own homes. There are a lot of timber available from the downed coconut trees. They could cut the trees into useable length to be used as boards and posts. ANCOP has available design for coco lumber homes.

Detailed report from Bro. George Campos in Manila:

As of Nov. 13, global CFC ANCOP has released $10,952 (P460,000) worth of goods and cash for the relief operations in the Visayas.

Details are as follows (all in pesos)

For food, water and personal effects

  1. Capiz - 10K
  2. Aklan - 25K
  3. Iloilo - 10k
  4. Masbate - 15K
  5. Cebu - 50k
  6. Leyte - 250k

For carpentry tools: Build for Christ initiative

  1. Western Visayas (4 provinces @25k each) - 100K

Total Released as of 11/13/13 - 460k

 Additional funds to be released on 11/14/13

  1. Samar - 50k
  2. Leyte - 100k

 

4 of the jerry cans are now in Ormoc, Leyte. Additional jerry cans and Abalze t-shirts will be flown in thru the PAF C130 flight on friday.

 Our response to the relief at Leyte depends on the capability of the CFC Cebu team to source materials and the capability of the CFC Ormoc team to handle and distribute the goods. We do not want to store much goods in Ormoc due to security and safety considerations.

Information is still slowly trickling in from other provinces.

 We are now opening a new hub for the relief operation. Naga, CamSur and Legaspi City, Albay will now be servicing Northern Samar and Eastern Samar.

 The CFC GMC is accepting relief goods and will be shipping to the Visayas by next week.
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Updates as of Nov 12, 2013 our Typhoon Yolanda

  1. Report from Manila -

Widespread and serious devastation in Visayas provinces. Leyte, Eastern Samar, Bantayan, Cebu, Roxas-Capiz, Iloilo, including Busuanga, Palawan. Access is extremely difficult. We have mobilized Cebu for the relief for Leyte and Bantayan. Eastern Samar and Busuanga have no communication yet as of now. We are deploying the jerry cans and relief funds via Cebu and directly to Roxas.

  1. As per my conversation with the Philippine Embassy this afternoon relief items are pouring in the Philippines and with the funds we release $3000 and possible another $4K by next week for Medical mission. With this said we will address immediate needs, then, medical mission, then rehabilitation for long term effect. Already we building 10 homes in Southern Leyte and Bro Ricky will be looking for a site in or near Tacloban City to build homes for our kababayan.

 Please continue to include the Philippines in your prayers. God is in control and we trust Him. 

by G. Rael