Effect of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and CRBC’s Relief Work

Written by jorupacs on . Posted in Featured News, November 2013, Relief Operation

Tacloban Survivors (Photo courtesy of the Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Manila was not affected by the Typhoon but areas in central Philippines were terrible devastated.

The worst affected area is in northern Leyte and particularly the City of Tacloban as well as parts of the large island of Samar. It is very difficult at the moment to get any personal news except what is coming over on the News Channels.

However other areas are also affected and needing help such as northern Panay, Bohol and parts of Cebu. There are Reformed Baptist churches in these areas.

Some of the members of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church have family members in these areas. We are seeking to contact them and learn more of how we can help. However in many areas communications are down.

CRBC and our CCM Foundation will be seeking to help with relief. We cannot do much at the present moment due to lack of communications almost everywhere in the typhoon affected areas. Travel is also very restricted as airports are closed and bridges and roads affected. However relief will be needed in the long term as well as the immediate needs which the government and major relief organizations are seeking to meet.

We are sending two of our members to give us better information. One of them is from the major affected area.

CRBC/CCM Relief work however seeks to work with local churches, first those which are Reformed Baptist and then other evangelical churches. We send a small team  to work with the church and its members in distributing relief goods. The gospel is also preached by our team. The extent of the present needs seem to be vast and long term relief work may well be needed as many homes have been destroyed over a vast swath of the country in many provinces. Only slowly are needs being made known.

Be assured we shall be seeking to help in any way we can. Our particularly concern is also to help fellow believers who are in desperate need but also any to whom we can be of help and comfort.

If you wish to help with donations please send money through Christian Compassion Ministries.

Philippines Contact Address
CCM, 44 Notre Dame St., Cubao,
1102 Quezon City, Philippines
(+632 9125062)

UK Contact Address for donations
CCM c/o Mrs. Angela Green
Netherfold, Heath Road, Woolpit
Bury St. Edmunds, IP30 9RU

USA Contact Address for Donations
Mr. Aaron Schavey
402 Studebaker
Mishawaka, IN 46544

AUSTRALIA Contact Address
Mr. Cliff Langton
23 Kipara Road
Thagoona, Queensland 4306

NEW ZEALAND Contact Address
Warwick Worth,
P.O. Box 217237
Botany Junction, Auckland 2164

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