Phl Red Cross turns over additional houses to Yolanda victims

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MANILA, 23 April (PIA) – Philippine Red Cross (PRC) chairman Richard J. Gordon led yesterday the symbolic turnover of 3,000 more houses to victims of the super typhoon Yolanda in Basey and Maribut, Western Samar.

Gordon was joined by PRC Secretary General Dr. Gwendolyn T. Pang and officials of Red Cross’ partner national societies.

The symbolic turn-over of scale model houses and the handover of Certificates of Ownership to five beneficiaries were witnessed by Basey Mayor Igmedio Junji E. Ponferrada and Maribut Mayor Percival A. Ortillo, Jr.

As of April 17, 2015, the Red Cross has constructed 54,075 houses out of the targeted 83,127 with 702 more homes still under construction. PRC and its partner societies have spearheaded the construction of new homes for those who lost their homes during the typhoon, knowing the hazards that living without reliable shelter can bring.

The housing project is part of PRC’s recovery program which is being implemented in provinces affected by the super typhoon with the help of different Red Cross Societies such as the Finnish Red Cross, German Red Cross, and Spanish Red Cross. (PRC/RJB/JEG/PIA-NCR)