Pondo ng Pinoy joins in assisting 10 Dioceses affected by Typhoon Odette

Pondo ng Pinoy Community Foundation Inc. had assisted 10 Dioceses that were deeply affected during Typhoon Odette.

Ms. Carmela Anne Nequinto, program officer of PNPCFI, coordinated with the Dioceses and distributed 50,000 as aid. They are also preparing for the intervention of conducting other programs in the affected Dioceses such as house rehabilitation, education, and livelihood.

“Marami tayo opportunity and chances na pwedeng ibigay sa kanila. Diyan papasok ang projects na pinopondohan ni Pondo ng Pinoy kasi kapag rehab it involves yun mga pang-kabuhayan at mga intervention sa health, sa education, kasi for example kapag nasalanta sila ng bagyo kasi yun way ng pag-aaral ng mga kabataan nangangailangan din sila ng tulon tapos of course in terms of housing baka kailangan din nila i-rebuild yun kanilang mga bahay,” said Ms. Nequinto in the Radyo Veritas program Caritas in Action.

The program officer ensures that Pondo ng Pinoy will also target other parishes and dioceses that need assistance to overcome the damage caused by the Typhoon.

“Sa Pondo ng Pinoy hindi lang kami naghihintay ng lalapit sa amin we are also doing our part lalo na sa panahon ng disaster .. so kami naghanap na din kami ng pwede i-contact sa mga areas na nabanggit lalo na sa areas na nasalanta,” she added.

Pondo ng Pinoy expressed their gratitude to the faithful who continue to support and donate despite the scarcity of resources brought by the pandemic.

“Ngayon nalalaman namin na talagang nag-papatuloy ang mga kapanalig natin sa pagbibigay ng 25 cents ibig sabihin na [isinabuhay] nila yun spirit of giving na ina-advocate ng Pondo ng Pinoy, hindi lang sa 25 centavos pero yun maliit na tulong regardless if financial or acts yun ang mahalaga lalo na kung rooted siya sa pagmamahal sa kapwa.”

In data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, 1.2 Million Families were deeply affected by Typhoon Odette that hit the provinces in Visayas and Mindanao in December 2021. (Fatima Llanza/RCAM-AOC)

 

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