"Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered."
On November 1, Super Typhoon Goni (known as Rolly in the Philippines), 2020’s strongest tropical cyclone and the most powerful typhoon seen in the Philippines in seven years, made landfall in the Bicol region, leaving massive devastation. Flash flooding and landslides buried and washed away many homes, damaged farmlands and businesses, and destroyed buildings, bridges, roads and utilities. Many power lines were destroyed or damaged and power is not expected to resume in some areas until February 2021.
One week later, while the country was trying to recover from the onslaught of Typhoon Goni – the whipping destructive winds and torrential rains from Typhoon Vamco (known as Ulysses in the Philippines), further soaked and lashed the same region. Typhoon Vamco also swept the Greater Manila Area and the Luzon Provinces submerging tens of thousands of homes in roof-level floodwaters forcing many residents to scramble onto rooftops awaiting rescue.
Based on information contained in the November 16, 2020 report from Relief Web, the two super typhoons have directly affected a total of 546,155 families or 2,127,408 persons. Approximately 182,300 homes were destroyed or significantly damaged.
Hundreds of thousands of people whose lives, homes, and livelihoods were ravaged are still in desperate need of immediate help, not only in the days to come but over the coming months and years.
It would be such a blessing if you could give generously to our brethren in the Philippines. The funds will be used to purchase emergency food rations, hygiene kits, face masks, and other essentials to be distributed through our 10 relief operation centres.
Because our volunteer team in each relief centre is familiar with the people in the affected villages, we are able to effectively identify the families that are the most in need and will ensure that people in remote villages where relief is scarce or non-existent are also served.
The images are only a few of our Filipino brethren who will be recipients of these gifts.
The Steward, SeedCare International Ministries