Our dear Archbishops, Bishops, SAC Directors, Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On December 23, 2016, Typhoon Nock-Ten (local name: Nina) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named as another killer typhoon – with 1 confirmed death and 4 missing.
To date, NASSA/Caritas Philippines already received appeals for help from the Archdiocese of Caceres (Camarines Sur), and the Dioceses of Legazpi (Albay), Gumaca (Quezon Province), Virac (Catanduanes), and Boac (Marinduque).
As on-ground teams are continue their rapid assessments, immediate needs reported are:
- Emergency shelter materials/kits for estimated 50,000 families;
- Additional food packs for estimated 9,000 families; and
- Livelihood interventions –for agriculture, root crops, vegetables, livestock, fishery.
While assessment activities are still on-going in the arch/dioceses most affected by the typhoon to gather and consolidate data to provide more comprehensive reporting, NASSA/Caritas Philippines, on behalf of the Catholic Church of the Philippines, is now appealing to your generosity for cash assistance to augment the needs of the poor and most vulnerable families affected by Typhoon Nina in the five dioceses mentioned above.
You may deposit your donations to:
Bank: Bank of the Philippine Islands
Branch: Intramuros, Manila
Account Name: CBCP CARITAS FILIPINAS FOUNDATION, INC.
Account Number: 4951-0074-18
Thank you very much for your continued dedication and selfless service.
Magbigay. Magmalasakit. Mag-Alay Kapwa.
+ROLANDO J. TRIA TIRONA, OCD, DD
CBCP-National Secretariat for Social Action-Justice and Peace
CBCP-NASSA/ Caritas Philippines
470 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
Tel: +63 (2) 5274147
Fax: +63 (2) 527 4144
web site: nassa.org.ph
“Gains and Pains in the past – our strength and commitment in Journeying with God’s Poor”
“Ang Hinagpis at Tagumpay sa nakaraan, Lakas at Pagtatalaga para sa patuloy na Pakikilakbay sa mga Dukha”