Red Cross serves families in landslide & flood-stricken Visayas, N. Mindanao

January 22, 2011 1:38 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 21 -– The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said Friday it is now on high alert in extending humanitarian assistance to the families affected due to the series of flooding and landslides in Visayas and Northern Mindanao.

PRC-Southern Leyte Chapter mobilized its Red Cross 143 volunteers to conduct assessment in all evacuation centers in St. Bernard to identify the immediate needs of the families affected by the landslide.

Packing of relief goods is on-going for immediate distribution as the chapter continuously supplies essential food items to the affected residents.

Red Cross 143 health volunteers conducted health promotion in three evacuation centers namely Cristo Rey High School, PSAC Dormitory and St. Bernard Central School.

PRC-Palawan Chapter has conducted series of relief distributions in the municipalities of Aborlan, Narra, and Roxas as these municipalities were heavily affected by flooding.

Meanwhile, PRC-Davao Del Sur Chapter set up welfare desk in front of the San Miguel Brewery to give welfare assistance to the affected families.

Staff and volunteers also provided hot meals to the affected families, distributed 10 sacks of used clothing and provided 10,000 liters of potable water assisted by the nearby Davao City Chapter.

Red Cross chapters in Eastern Samar, Davao Oriental, Negros Occidental – Bacolod City and Northern Samar also distributed relief goods to the families affected by flooding in their respective localities.

Meanwhile, PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang appealed for public support for Red Cross' relief operations to extend immediate help to the affected families.

“When we work together, we will be able to give necessary humanitarian assistance to Filipinos with immediacy and efficiency,” said Pang. (PNA) LOR/JCA

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