We appeal for support to help the people devastated by Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) and massive flooding in the Philippines. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and still reeling from the damage brought about by Typhoons Pepito, Quinta and Rolly, Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) battered most parts of Luzon as it made landfall in November 11,2020. Packing maximum sustained winds of 155 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, with gusts of up to 255 kph, submerged many parts of cities of Metro Manila such as Marikina and Quezon City and Rizal. Massive flooding and landslides were also reported in Bicol. Families climbed roofs as floodwater reached even the second floor of houses in Marikina and Rodriguez, Rizal. The heavy rains and the flooding caused by , the 21st Typhoon to hit the country was compared to the strength and devastation wrought by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009. Thousands of families evacuated to safer grounds.
FAHWA is in close coordination with Samahang Operasyong Sagip (S.O.S.), a registered non-profit disaster response network of various organizations and individuals from the health sector, including Filipino Nurses United, the Alliance of Health Workers of the Philippines. S.O.S. aims to render assistance to disaster victims through various responses such as disaster preparedness and mitigation initiatives, relief and medical missions and post disaster rehabilitation efforts.
Families and communities affected by Typhoon Ulysses need our help especially when they are still recovering from Typhoon Rolly and are still facing the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.
SOS is calling for donations in cash and in kind such as food, clothing, beddings and medicines and hygiene kits for our relief efforts in the disaster stricken communities. With your assistance we can help provide support and services that the people in the disaster-affected communities need.
Your donation will go to the purchase of food packs and hygiene kits. $25 is enough for 2 packs good for 2 families composed of:
5 kg of rice
3 canned goods
1/4 kg of mongo beans
1/4 dried fish
1 bottle of cooking oil
Toothpaste and toothbrush
For cash donations:
To donate by zelle (Wellsfargo, BofA, Citibank, Chase): Send to FAHWA, Inc FAHWA1963@gmail.com
To donate by Venmo, send @FAHWAMedicalMissions