by Dan Ruth
Mar 5, 2013
Lutheran World Relief’s staff have been hard at work in the Philippines after Typhoon Bopha struck the island of Mindanao on December 4. Despite the challenging situation and landfall of February 19’s Tropical Depression Shanshan (locally, “Crising”), which caused flash flooding, our team has made significant progress.
Here are a few highlights:
With over 233,000 houses damaged and 925,000 people displaced, LWR’s Shelter and Early Recovery Programs address two critical needs through our Shelter Repair and Cash for Work Programs.
- 235 people, each representing one family, have been engaged in the Cash-for-Work Program to help clear the debris and provide an opportunity of income.
- 810 families have received Shelter Repairs Kits to repair their homes. More kits will be distributed this month.
LWR Mission Quilts, Personal Care Kits, and Baby Care Kits have arrived in the Philippines. The distribution of the Quilts and Kits has begun and will benefit close to 45,000 people when completed.
To learn more, read our most recent Typhoon Bopha Situation Report
Your cash donations to the Philippines Floods fund help LWR respond quickly to emerging needs on the ground. LWR accepts gifts online, by phone at 800.597.5972 or by mail at:
Lutheran World Relief
P.O. Box 17061
Baltimore, MD 21297-1061
Your gifts will be used to respond to the devastation in the Philippines from Typhoon Bopha until needs there are met. Gifts received after that time will be used where needs are greatest. Thank you for your compassion. Please give generously. Donate Now»