Monday, 19 December 2011 12:03
The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has prepositioned P 10.17 million in standby funds and P 57.69 million worth of relief supplies for areas hit by tropical storm "Sendong."
DSWD said these are intended for Regions VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, and CARAGA and other areas expected to be affected by the cyclone, including Regions IV-A, IV-B and V.
Secretary Corazon Juliano-Soliman, meanwhile, called for volunteers to help repack goods in the DSWD Cagayan de Oro Office located at Fr. Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City with telephone number 09066150095.
A total of 19 evacuation centers are still housing 5,343 families or 30,403 persons in 29 barangays of Cagayan de Oro. Initial relief goods had already been provided by the DSWD to Cagayan de Oro, Iligan City and other affected areas in Region X.
Some organizations and concerned citizens also provided relief goods and other assistance to victims in Region X. These include Philippine Sun Financial Inc., First Community Cooperative, Department of Education, Xavier University, Magnum Radio, Carmen SDA Church, NHA Caregiver Training Group, St. Mary’s School, and Doctors Piit, Sabal and Miranda.
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