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PRC appeals for donations for Typhoon Nina victims

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MANDALUYONG CITY, Jan. 1 - The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is appealing for donations to help the families and communities affected by typhoon Nina that left thousands of people homeless in 19 provinces along its path.

The PRC’s appeal came at the heels of the recommendation of PRC assessment teams deployed in different affected areas right after the height of the typhoon.

According to the report from PRC’s Operations Center, typhoon Nina left a trail of 1,612 affected barangays with a total of 100,075 families as of today. The typhoon destroyed a total of 110,008 houses and several health facilities, schools, agriculture, livelihood, and roads.

The donations will be utilized to cover the cost of the relief operations and to maintain the adequate provision of food items such as hotmeals and ready to eat meals, and non food items such as blankets, plastic mats, mosquito nets, hygiene kits, jerry cans and tarpaulins. Other services will also provide psychosocial support and restoring family links program to affected families.

And as part of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Program, PRC will also establish water stations by providing water bladders and tankers in communities and evacuation centers to provide access to clean water. Health and hygiene promotions will also be conducted.

To those who are interested to extend a hand through the Philippine Red Cross, cash donations may be deposited in any of the following Philippine Red Cross bank accounts:

BDO Peso Account – 00-453190938

BDO Dollar Account – 10-4530039482

Metrobank Peso Account – 151-7-1552434-2

Metrobank Dollar Account – 151-2-15100218

Donations may also be dropped off at the PRC Tower, 37 EDSA corner Boni Avenue, Mandaluyong City, or in any PRC chapters nationwide. Donors may also call telephone numbers 790-2300 local 807 and 826, and look for Joy Materum, Ma. Rizza Genil or Shervi Corpuz.

To date, more than 3,700 individuals were given hotmeals and food items, and 100 individuals were provided aid by welfare services, such as psychosocial support. PRC also immediately provided assistance to the affected areas through water search and rescue, clearing and disaster relief operations, first aid support and hygiene promotions.

Please give generously and be a part of our mission to alleviate suffering and restore the dignity of the most vulnerable. (PRC)