Philippine Disaster Report

By , October 8, 2009

San Fernando Dump Children
The children living near the dump were completely dependent upon the dump for food and items they could sell. When they found dried fish they would have to eat it. Their clothes and shoes were scavenged from the dump.

Now through Operation Compassion and their partners these children eat hot meals provided by the rice and rice mix sent to them.Water no longer has to come from the dirty river. In addition, clothing and shoes were also distributed to them. These children no longer have to scavenge the dump for items to sell.

Children Scavenging for Recyclables to Sell

Children Scavenging for Recyclables to Sell

Aling Ising, the older woman in the garbage village, is a born again Christian. She is so happy we are sending Bible teachers to the dumping area so others may hear and believe. At the present, we are serving 100 meals each week and we hope to be able to serve hot meals daily.

Philippine Flooding

Flood Victims

Flood Victims

After the unprecedented flooding in Manila and the surrounding area, Operation Compassion was able to quickly respond because of product that was in storage at our local warehouse. Rice, clothes and shoes were immediately distributed to survivors of the flood. With 5 partner agencies working in the city and out in the mountainside, people were able to find assistance quickly.

View of Flood Extent

View of Flood Extent

Operation Compassion is filling 6 more containers with disaster relief supplies such as food, diapers, tents and sleeping bags. These containers are being shipped and will arrive in the next few days to undergird the relief effort all ready underway. The ongoing donated goods that are being sent have allowed supplies to be held in warehouses ready for immediate distribution.

Operation Compassion
David Lorency, President
Tim Burdashaw, Int’l Operations Coordinator
Lisa Boen, Int’l Logistics Coordinator

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax
www.operationcompassion.org

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