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Let us help the Province of Eastern Samar, Philippines

Written By David D'Angelo on Saturday, March 1, 2008 | 3/01/2008

The Province of Eastern Samar has been declared to be under a State of Calamity after the heavy flooding and landslides in the area caused bythe 15 days of continuous rain. Thousands of families, livelihood and infrastructure have been affected.

Continue reading to find ways on how you can help the province and help them rebuild their lives again...

As of 25 February 2008, the following had been reported

Affected: 33,385 families or 165,930 persons
Casualties: dead: 11; injured: 28; missing: 3
Damaged houses: destroyed: 498; partially damaged: 2,913
Damages to agriculture: No rice production harvest expected since 100% rice fields are submerged.
Risks: Health problems have already arisen. Cases of diarrhea were detected in all localities in Eastern Samar due to the contamination of water sources.

To ensure reliability of the report, the Social Action Center of the Diocese of Borongan confirms these numbers through the parishes for reliability.

With disaster relief only trickling in, we need all the help we could get. Please send your donations through Ayala Foundation's Relief ops via:

1.G-Cash:

Type DONATE_amount_ mpin_AYALAFOUNDA TION and send to 2882.
ie. DONATE 50 1234 AYALAFOUNDATION

2. BPI Direct Deposit:

Ayala Foundation - Social Development
Account # 0011-1490-22 Fax your deposit slips to (02) 813-4488, Attn: Ayala Young Leaders

3.In-kind Donations: Only the ff. items will be accepted: medicine, rice, canned goods and water. (drop off point still under coordination)

For more information, please contact Ayala Foundation at 752-1065 or 752-1084. Look for Ralph Morales or Tin Feliciano.

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