“Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which hit the Philippines in Nov. 6, 2013, killed 6,300 individuals, injured 28,689, destroyed 1,084,762 houses, and left a total of PhP 89,598,068,634.88 worth of damages.” - Source: April 14, 2014 Update, National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
Under its Disaster Response Program, Operation Blessing has a three-pronged approach: rescue operation, relief distribution, and rehabilitation.
Our trained staff and volunteers organize and coordinate rescue operations in disaster-stricken areas using our own equipment and tools. We distribute relief goods such as ready-to-eat food items, blankets, sleeping mats, toiletries, and clothing. Medical missions are conducted simultaneously with relief distribution efforts. We are also at hand to help the devastated community to start anew with rehabilitation work through our livelihood programs, clean-up operations and construction projects.
Marina is grateful for the chance to rebuild her life after the devastation caused by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). Operation Blessing is always at the forefront of disaster response—providing as much help as possible—at the hour of need.