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5000 Families Fed after Haiyan

Volunteers with the NCCP prepare food packages for families in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: NCCP

November 18, 2013

By Simon Chambers

PWRDF is part of the ACT Alliance relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.  Last week, the National Council of Churches of the Philippines (NCCP)””a PWRDF partner and fellow ACT member””began distributing food to families affected by the storm.

5000 families in Samar province received packages containing:

  • 8kg of rice
  • a cup of beans
  • five tins of sardines
  • dried fish
  • a packet of biscuits
  • a bottle of oil
  • a cup of sugar
  • salt

It took three truckloads to transport these packages, which were taken by road and ferry to Samar province, to the area hit by the full fury of the storm when it made landfall. They are going to families that NCCP members have determined are in greatest need.

Hundreds of volunteers worked until 2am preparing the packages for distribution.  Once the final truck had departed, the volunteers started the process all over again.

Each package costs $24 and can feed a family of seven for a week.

All donations received from individual Canadian donors between Nov 9 and Dec 9, 2013 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Canadian government into the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, which will be used by the government to partner with NGOs and international agencies to further relief efforts after the storm.

You can donate to PWRDF’s ongoing relief efforts in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan:

You can designate your online donation for “Typhoon Haiyan”.

By Phone
For credit card donations contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355;    1-866-308-7973
Please do not send your credit card number by email or fax.

By Mail
Please make cheques payable to “PWRDF”, mark them for “Typhoon Haiyan” and send them to:
The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada
80 Hayden Street
Toronto, Ontario  M4Y 3G2

PWRDF Donations Contact:
Jennifer Brown
416-924-9192 ext. 355;    1-866-308-7973

PWRDF Humanitarian Response Coordinator
Naba Gurung
416-924-9199 ext. 321;    1-866-308-7973

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