Thank you to all lenders who have expressed concern regarding our Filipino Field Partners that have been affected by the recent flooding in Manila.

Here is the latest update we have received from our Field Partner Center for Community Transformation Credit Cooperative (CCT):

"September 30, 2009

Dear Ministry Partners and Friends,

Let me give you an update of our relief operations for those affected by the typhoon Ondoy in the areas where we operate. As of September 30, a total of 4,803 CCT community partners and 26 CCT staff were affected by the flood.

CCT has been mobilizing donations in kind and in cash to respond to the need of community partners and staff who were affected. Relief goods (dry bags) were packed containing canned goods, bottled water, rice, coffee, noodles, basic medicines and few clothes. Ready-to-eat food bags were also distributed to families who lost even their cooking utensils. In addition, blankets and mattresses (foams) were also distributed.

Details of the relief goods mobilized are as follows:

Rizal Area: This would comprised the municipalities of Cainta, Taytay, Angono, Binangonan, Antipolo, Montalban, and San Mateo. Marikina and Pasig City are also added in this cluster. In these areas, 1,882 community partners in 158 fellowships groups have been affected. To date, all of them were given relief bags . One thousand (1000) blankets were also distributed in this area.

National Capital Region: Areas affected are Munoz, Novaliches, Batasan, Bagong Silangan and Commonwealth, Malibay, Taguig, and Muntinlupa. The number of community partners affected are 1,608 from 720 fellowship groups. To date, 899 relief bags were distributed to the victims in these areas. Five hundred blankets and 500 mattresses (foams) were also distributed today in these areas.

CAMMANAVA: This cluster is composed of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela areas. There were 14 fellowships affected totaling 570 community partners . 370 dry bags were already distributed to those affected with the 200 bags scheduled for distribution within the day. Eight mattresses and blankets were also released in this area.

Cavite: There were 23 partners affected from Bacoor, Silang, Gen. Trias and Tanza areas. Relief response was taken cared of by the branches in these areas.

Laguna Area: A total of 627 partners from 150 fellowships were identified as affected. Four hundred thirty (430) dry bags, 300 blankets, 100 mattresses and 10 sets of life jackets were distributed to date.

Medical missions are being planned and scheduled starting tomorrow. The severity and damage brought about by the typhoon will take sometime for the victims to recover. Thus, relief operations will continue within the week. For details regarding relief operations, kindly contact the following persons:
  • Froilan Parado – mobile: 0923-7080147, landline(632)-523-0093
  • Evelyn Pantoja – mobile: 0922-8541583, landline(632)-524-1835 loc. 30

For US partners and donors, kindly course donations to endpoverty.org, with details as follows:
Mr. Kenneth Wesche and Ms. Valeska Daley
240-396-1146; 800-936-2253 (toll free)
7910 Woodmont Ave., Suite 800, Bethesda, MD 20814

Again, thank you so much for your prayers and immediate assistance.

May God bless us all!

In Christ,
Ruth S. Callanta
President"
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