Caritas raises more than P3-M for families affected by ‘Rolly’

Published November 5, 2020, 1:54 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

Caritas Manila raised more than P3 million for the families affected by Typhoon “Rolly”during its telethon on Wednesday, November 4.

This handout photo taken and received on November 2, 2020 courtesy of Philippine Senator Bong Go shows an aerial view of destroyed houses in the island province of Catanduanes, in the aftermath of Typhoon Goni. (Photo by Handout / Philippine Senator Bong Go / AFP)

In a Facebook post, Caritas Manila announced that their Oplan Damayan Telethon 2020 raised P3,023,755 for the families affected by the typhoon.

The social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila thanked all those who participated in the telethon and urged the public to continue sending their support to the victims.

“Thank you to all the generous donors who shared their blessings. May God continue to bless you and your families,” Caritas Manila said.

“You may still send your donations through these contact these numbers: 8562 0020 to 25 local 118, 139, 135, or 09175955083,” it added.

Caritas Manila has been gathering donations for the typhoon victims particularly in the Diocese of Caceres, Diocese of Daet, Diocese of Gumaca, Diocese of Legazpi and Diocese of Virac since Monday.

“Cash donations at this time of crisis will truly help meet the initiatives of the Church in providing for their immediate needs,” the organization said.

Caritas Manila said the donations will be used to provide food bags, shelter materials, clean water, bedding materials and hygiene items to the victims.

Donations may be sent to Caritas Manila, Inc. Banco De Oro – Savings Account No.: 000-5600-45905; Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No.: 3063-5357-01; Metrobank – Savings Account No.: 175-3-17506954-3 and RCBC – Savings Account No. 000-300-090-2216.

For dollar accounts: Bank of the Philippine Islands – Savings Account No. 3064-0033-55; Swift Code – BOPIPHMM.

Touted to be the world’s strongest tropical cyclone for 2020, Typhoon Rolly slammed into southern Luzon on Nov. 1 destroying many homes and forcing thousands to evacuate.