Back-to-back typhoon and monsoon rains in the Philippines have already surpassed the deluge brought by 2009’s Typhoon Ondoy (international name Ketsana), the worst flooding in the country’s recent memory.
After days of flooding spawned by Typhoon Gener (Saola), humanitarian group Operation Blessing was able to serve 400 displaced families in the towns of Angono and Obando in the island of Luzon.
But an enhanced monsoon continues to drench the nation even with Gener long gone. Nonstop rains beginning Monday night have overwhelmed rivers and waterways, putting many low-lying areas at high risk.
As of this writing, 17 provinces in Luzon and majority of Metro Manila are already submerged in floodwaters at least 3 meters deep, leaving the country’s capital in a standstill.
While most residents have made pre-emptive evacuation, many flooded communities were still caught off guard, with families awaiting rescue on rooftops.
Today, Operation Blessing is mobilizing efforts to help more Filipinos affected by the massive floods. For our initial efforts, a team is now in the town of Montalban conducting rescue and relief operations with the Armed Forces of the Philippines. Mats, blankets and food will be given to displaced families to keep them warm as the rains continue to pour.
You can help more affected families by providing them with a food package, a hygiene kit, or a set of mats and blankets.
With your donation of 500 pesos, you can feed a family of five for 4 to 5 days, protect them from acquiring diseases that are common in evacuation sites, and keep them warm and cared for in their most difficult time.
They need your help NOW. You can donate through the following methods:
For more information and ways to help, call or text 0922- 858-2398 (Sun), 0920-497-5558 (Smart), or 0917-581-2603 (Globe) or email us at email@example.com.
In behalf of the affected families, we thank you in advance for your continuous support and for making relief and aid available for those in need!