Silliman University sends first batch of donations to typhoon-hit areas via Philippine Navy

November 18, 2013 7:18 am 

DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 17 – Silliman University in Dumaguete City has endorsed its first batch of donations of 13 tons of relief goods for typhoon-ravaged areas in Leyte and Samar to the Philippine Navy for shipment Monday.

Silliman University is grateful to everyone who responded positively to the call for donations. The first batch of donations consist of food, water and clothing, said SU information officer Mark Raygan Garcia.

The university brought the first batch of donations to Cebu and endorsed it formally to the Philippine Navy Friday.

The Philippine Navy ship is expected to leave for Leyte Monday where the relief goods will be distributed to the typhoon victims in Leyte and Samar.

The first batch of relief goods include 405 boxes assorted food items with 1,761 packs, 76 sacks assorted food items with 762 packs, 68 boxes assorted used clothing, 152 sacks assorted used clothing, 102 boxes of mineral water with 1,791 bottles and three boxes sardines with 372 cans.

Silliman is appealing to kind-hearted individuals for the 2nd batch of donations, targeted for shipment on November 25. (PNA)

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