Oct 2 2009

Photos from the Philippines

Malou Navio, coordinator of the Antipolo project in the Philippines, sent photos of the destruction left behind by Typhoon Ketsana. The three CFCA projects, Manila, Antipolo and Quezon, impacted by the typhoon are distributing food and water, and assessing the extent of the damage. CFCA has reported no deaths or severe injuries among sponsored members. Below you will see some of the photos from Malou. You can read an update on the situation here.

Sponsors and others wishing to help may donate to CFCAís Disaster Assistance Fund. One hundred percent of donations to this fund are sent to CFCA projects to help individuals and families affected by disasters. Funds donated are used where they are most needed.

Typhoon Kestana hit the Manila area Sept. 26.

Typhoon Ketsana hit the Manila area Sept. 26.

More than 16 inches of rain fell in 12 hours.

More than 16 inches of rain fell in 12 hours.

Ketsana was the worst typhoon to hit the Manila area in 40 years.

Ketsana was the worst typhoon to hit the Manila area in 40 years.

CFCA fathers groups prepared and distributed meals to sponsored members and their families.

CFCA fathers groups prepared and distributed meals to sponsored members and their families.

CFCA staff and fathers group members had to use boats to reach some CFCA communities.

CFCA staff and fathers group members had to use boats to reach some CFCA communities.

CFCA staff and fathers group members assisted families with evacuation and rescuing belongings from the flood waters.

CFCA staff and fathers group members assisted families with evacuation and rescuing belongings from the flood waters.

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0 thoughts on “Photos from the Philippines”

  1. Thank you so very much for offering this view of the situation in that part of the world. To all the CFCA staff members and sponsored family in the area, please receive my deepest humble prayer for all of you, your family and life. I am totally convinced that our CFCA community is full of hope, solidarity and faith. Faith that with the solidairty of so many, the hope for a better future is strong. My respect and admiration to all of you. May the Good Father bring serenity in this moment of emergency and the energy for what we are good at, “getting up and start rebuilding”

  2. Our prayers go out to the Filipino people in their distress and suffering. We will be sending funds early next week to help with the recovery effort.

    We sponsor a child in the Lagazpi project.

  3. We are so saddened of the magnitude of the damage this typhoon had left to a country that’s already struglling.

    As Filipino-American, we can’t help but to think about our countrymen affected by this disaster. I have forwarded the Disaster Assistance Fund website to my family blog and friends hoping that they can help a little.

    We have a sponsor child in Manila and our thoughts and prayers go to her, her family and those affected families.

  4. Thank you for your uplifting e-mail. Our prayers are with our sponsored child in Quezon, and all of the Philippine people for their bravery during this disaster. The swiftness of the CFCA in reacting to this terrible situation is beyond remarkable. The Relief Fund is truly a blessing now more than ever.

  5. I thank CFCA for helping the less fortunate people especially in times of this. I’ve been a staff for almost 12 years in one of the philippine project and I know that God will bless you in all your efforts. God bless!

  6. we also sponsor a lovely girl in the Legazpi project. Our hearts and prayers go to all the Filipinos. We are sending money to help with the great task of cleaning up and restoring the people’s lives.

  7. My sponsored friend is also in the area affected by the flood. Joshua, our prayers are with you and your family, and with all the families in the Legazpi project area.

  8. Thank you so much for supporting me for almost 6 years. CFCA did a lot of changes in my life. Thank you! Thank you! God Bless you always!!!!

  9. me tOo thank you for aLL the thinkS,benefits,and also for helping me in my financial problems …..
    all of us here in sorsogon are very thankful coz we have this organization who help us all the times!!!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!!

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