Commission on Youth receives more donations for typhoon victims in Luzon

November 3, 2009 9:36 pm 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 4 — The Commission on Youth of the Diocese of Dumaguete has collected a total of 100 sacks of relief goods and more than P40,000 cash donations from donors for the typhoon victims in Luzon and Metro Manila.

The relief goods include used clothing, blankets, traveling bags, canned goods and bottled water.

Commission on Youth coordinator Risty Villahermosa said the relief goods will be sent through the Episcopal Youth Commission in Manila.

Villahermosa said the donations were collected through the NEGRos ENvironment SocietiES: Community Advocacy for the Respect of the Environment (NEGRENSES CARE), an organization under the Commission on Youth and recognized by the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Dumaguete.

Meanwhile, Board Member Marcelo Adanza has formally handed P1 million for the typhoon-affected provinces in Luzon.

The three provinces include Pangasinan, La Union and Benguet.

The said amount was taken from the calamity fund of the provincial government of Negros Oriental.

The province, through the Provincial Social Welfare Office, has accumulated a total of 20 sacks of relief goods collected from employees of the provincial government. (PNA) FFC/jfp/MA


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