Caritas appeals for help for Tondo fire victims
The social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila appealed to the faithful to help the victims of the fire which razed the Parola Compound in Tondo, Manila last Tuesday.
This is as Caritas Manila continued releasing aid to the homeless residents as part of their relief operation to respond to the victims’ basic needs.
Caritas Manila, the archdiocese’s social development ministry, has launched its Caritas Damayan which includes a special needs assessment of the pregnant, children, elderly and sick victims.
Caritas Manila executive director Fr. Anton Pascual said the organization has also distributed 1,000 packs of relief goods, including food, water, clothes and hygiene kits.
For its part, the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo gave away 200 packs of relief goods and 500 packed meals.
The San Agustin Church in Intramuros and the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage Parish in Delpan, Tondo also set up soup kitchens offering hot meals to the fire victims.
On Tuesday night, a fire hit the Parola Compound in Tondo, Manila, reaching Task Force Delta and was only put out the following day, affecting more than 3,000 families.
Pascual said they are still accepting donations for the fire victims, who badly need food, water, clothes, hygiene items, blankets, tarpaulins and sleeping mats.
Monetary donations can be made online through http://ushare.unionbankph.com/caritas/ or through bank deposit in the following peso accounts:
Banco De Oro savings account number 5600-45905l, Bank of the Philippine Islands savings account number 3063-5357-01 and Metrobank savings account number 175-3-17506954-3.
Caritas Manila also has the following dollar accounts for donations: Bank of the Philippine Islands savings account number 3064-0033-55 with swift code BOPIPHMM and Philippine National Bank savings account number 10-856-660002-5 with swift code PNBMPHMM.
Donations can be coursed through Cebuana Lhuillier, free of charge. Donations can be also dropped off in the Caritas Manila office at 2002 Jesus Street, Pandacan, Manila or in the Radio Veritas office on West Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City.
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