Typhoon Disaster in Philippines

Our  hearts and prayers go out to people of the Philippines as they deal with the aftermath of a severe storm.  The latest news from CNN report:

Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) — More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan laid waste to much of the central Philippines, the toll is overwhelming: entire communities flattened, thousands dead and nearly 2 million people displaced.

The arrival in recent days of hundreds of aid workers and military troops has seen a flood gate of humanitarian aid — food, water and medical supplies — open, albeit sporadically, in the hard hit provinces.

Crews continued Saturday to collect bodies from streets, with the death toll raised to 3,633, according to the national disaster agency’s official death count.

The number of injured stood at 12,487, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported. At least 1,179 were missing.

The mission hq of Hawaii haven’t made any announcement yet, but we would like to start a monetary collection drive to help the survivors of this disaster.  We will report later as to which humanitarian agency it will be sent to, but it will most likely be the Red Cross.

Rev. Owen Nakao

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