Yolanda survivors urged to lend helping hand to Rolly victims | Inquirer News

Yolanda survivors urged to lend helping hand to Rolly victims

/ 03:35 PM November 07, 2020

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar – Help them out.

Borongan Bishop Crispin Varquez urged people in this provincial capital of Eastern Samar to extend a helping hand to victims of super typhoon Rolly.

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The prelate said residents exactly understood the predicaments of families affected by Rolly since they too experienced the horrors of a supertyphoon –Yolanda (International Name: Haiyan), which claimed more than 6,000 lives, affecting 4.1 million residents, and damaging more than one million homes, mostly from Eastern Visayas.

In a pastoral letter issued on All Souls Day for the seventh anniversary of supertyphoon Yolanda on Sunday, Varquez said that while Yolanda’s impact was still fresh in the memories of people in Eastern Samar, God’s love and mercy were concretely experienced through the goodness and compassion of other people.

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The prelate stressed the need to help people affected by the recent supertyphoon, particularly the hardest-hit provinces of Catanduanes and Albay.

The pastoral letter entitled “He calms the storm” (Psalm 107:29) will be read in all Masses in the province on Sunday as voluntary collection will be made for the supertyphoon victims in the Bicol region.

“Let us thank those who helped us as they too were agents of God’s mighty hand. Let’s do acts of charity to others who suffer and are in need,” it said.

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