By PR | 12:18 PM September 06, 2022
More than eight months after Typhoon Odette (international name: Rai) struck the Philippines, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), in partnership with the American Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), provided emergency shelter assistance to 1,210 families and cash assistance to 358 families in President Carlos P. Garcia, Getafe, Danao, Trinidad, Ubay, Talibon, and Dawis.
The assistance is worth more than Php13 million.
The families who received cash assistance got Php5,000.00 each. The emergency shelter assistance consisted of CGI sheets and shelter tool kits worth Php9,600.00 per family.
Today’s distribution is part of the more than Php455 million humanitarian and development assistance the PRC has allocated to families affected by Typhoon Odette and other calamities that affected Mindanao and Visayas from December 2021 to September 2022.
“Katulad ng sinabi ko sa simula ng 2022, hindi natin kakalimutan ang Typhoon Odette. Kaya nandito pa rin ang Red Cross para sa mga pamilyang lubos na naapektuhan, hanggang sila ay makabawi mula sa mga epekto ng Odette. Sabi nga ng Philippine Red Cross hymn, ‘When the world no longer watches, we do what must be done,’” PRC Chairman and CEO Richard J. Gordon emphasized.