October 2009 - Hurricane Ketsana relief effort
On 26th September Hurricane Ketsana ("Ondoy") made
landfall in the Philippines bringing the worst rainfall to Metro
Manila among recorded typhoons. Millions of people were affected
by the devastating floods which swept through the streets of the
capital city. Families suffered damage to their homes and belongings
were swept away - for some less fortunate, their homes were completely
destroyed. After the flooding, food and water supplies were extremely
PCF volunteers prepare over 130 donation
bags for distribution.
The Padua Charitable Fund organized a successful relief effort
to victims of the devastating floods. The 130 families residing
in a slum area in Paranaque known as "The Mangahan"
each received a bag of items to help them through their difficult
Each donation included:
2 kilos of rice
1 loaf of bread
4 packets of noodles
1 can of sardines
2 cans of sausages
1 carton of juice or milk
1 pair of flipflops
Some donated clothes
The familes involved were very happy and grateful to see us arrive.
The Padua Charitable Fund is always ready to step in and provide
aid in times of crisis to those who need it most.
Families are happy and thankful to receive
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