Sunday, December 18, 2011

Religious Group Appeals Aid for Typhoon Victims

Religious Group Appeals Aid for Typhoon Victims

CAGAYAN DE ORO City, Dec. 18, 2011—With thousands of people huddled in evacuation centers displaced by typhoon “Sendong”, the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Northern Mindanao are appealing for relief items to be sent to the victims.

Typhoon Sendong (international codename: Washi) made a landfall on several provinces of Northern Mindanao, Friday. The storm, packing winds of 60-100 kph/hour battered with heavy rains the provinces of Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur and Zamboanga Provinces, causing massive flooding that displaced thousands.

News reports pegged death tally to almost 500 with hundreds still missing, especially in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan, and in some towns of Misamis Oriental which were hardest hit by flashfloods.

“Thousands are in the evacuation centers, many are women and childen—hungry, chilling, crying,” the RMP-NMR reported in its website.

Generous individuals are asked to send food items, drinking water, used clothing, blankets, medicines, cash and anything that can help the victims, to the following dropping centers:

Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental:
Panday Bulig Relief and Rehabilitation Center Tabang Mindanao Center
12th-22nd streets, Nazareth
9000 Cagayan de Oro City
T/F: +63 (88) 856 6413
E: pandaybulig@gmail.com
(look for Ms. Beryl Tranco)

Iligan City:
Rural Missionaries of the Philippines
Northern Mindanao Sub-Region
Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center
0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde
9200 Iligan City
T/F: +63 223 5179
E: rmpnmr@gmail.com
W: www.rmp-nmr.org
(look for Ms. Ida Melody Bucog)

Bukidnon:
Bukidnon Peoples' Center
1st Floor, Montero Residence
Purok 4, Pantaron St.
Poblacion, Valencia City
Mobile #: 0926-592-1806
(Contact Zaldy Galamiton)

Dropping Center in Metro Manila:
c/o StartArt Project
10A Alabama st New Manila Quezon City
Mobile: +63926 7112450
email: info@startartprject.org or nikkiluna@startartproject.org

Dropping Center in Metro Manila:
c/o StartArt Project
10A Alabama st New Manila
Quezon City
Mobile: +63926 7112450
email: info@startartprject.org or nikkiluna@startartproject.org

Those who wish to send cash donations may send to this account:

Account Name and Address:
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Quezon Avenue branch, 9200 Iligan City, Philippines,
Account number: 009359-1348-08
Swift Code: BOPIPHMM
Account Name and Address:
RMP-NMR Inc.
Room 01, Kalinaw Lanao Center for Interfaith Resources
0016 Bougainvilla Puti, Villaverde, Iligan City 9200, Philippines

The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) is national organization of men and women religious, priests and lay people who live and work with the poor in the countryside.

The organization was founded by the Association of Major Women Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMWRSP) in 1969 to support the peasants’ struggle for justice and genuine agrarian reform. (CBCPNews)Share

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