Thank you very much for your generous support for our effort to help communities affected by Typhoon Saola!
With your donation, PWA worked very closely with our local partner, the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), and together we were able todistribute emergency relief packages to 350 families in the communities of Barangay San Roque, San Pedro and Laguna in early September, 2012.
The rain from Typhoon Haiku had caused massive flooding in the area, with thousands of people evacuating. Almost one month after the typhoon struck the area, many families were still remaining in evacuation centers, waiting for the floodwaters to recede. For most of the beneficiaries, this emergency package was the first relief support received.
One lady at the evacuation center said, “At first, the water came to the first floor of my house, so we all moved everything to the second floor. But the water kept rising so quickly and we had to leave the house because it was unsafe.” She continued, “We could not bring much from our house and we did not have much food.. but we all share what we had. With the help from PWA, I will be able to cook something good tonight for my family. Thank you.”
The funding from this project enabled PWA to help over 2000 children, adults and elderly persons in flood affected areas.
PWA appreciates partnering with CDRC who directly assisted the people most in need. Timely aid delivered through a capable local partner remains the best way of reducing the devastating impacts of natural disasters.
Thank you for your support!
From PWA Staff
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