Philippine Red Cross Serves 1,754 Typhoon Juan Affected Families
To date, there are 93 operational evacuation centers all over Luzon to temporarily cater the families severely affected by Typhoon Juan’s wrath; and based on Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Operation Center’s report, as of 8 am today (October 21, 2010), 3,220 families (or approximately 13,889 persons) are currently residing in the said designated evacuation centers.
Among the said victims, it has been recorded that PRC was able to serve a total of 1,754 families, or around 7,635 persons within the localities of: Abra, Kalinga, La Union, Benguet, Pangasinan, Baguio, Tarlac, and Cavite. And included in the services rendered by the said humanitarian organization are handing out of food items in the form of relief packs and hot meals, and essential non-food items such as sleeping mats and blankets.
"As you can see in our current statistics, we’re merely halfway in serving the total population affected by Typhoon Juan," PRC Chairman Richard J. Gordon pointed out in accordance to the abovementioned report. "Apparently, despite our noble intention to provide most—if not all—of them with their primary needs, what we have at hand is practically not enough," he explained.
In line with this, he personally relayed his plea to all PRC partners, donors and supporters to once again join them in their humanitarian endeavor. He said: "We cannot go through this pursuit alone. We are still in dire need of assistance in order to alleviate these typhoon-affected families’ suffering; and with this, your support—be it monetary or in-kind—will truly be appreciated."
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