Caritas PH deploys emergency teams to quake hit areas

Caritas Philippines is currently assessing the situation in areas affected by the magnitude 7 earthquake that hit Luzon, Wednesday.

Photo Caritas Philippines FB

The humanitarian organization deployed emergency teams “to further assess the damaged communities, and see how the Catholic Church can best respond to the most urgent needs."

On Thursday, Caritas Philippines also launched an appeal to provide vital relief to people affected by the strong earthquake.

The “Alay Kapwa para sa Northern Luzon” fund drive aims to support efforts in addressing the immediate needs of the people.

CBCP News said cash donations may be deposited in its Metrobank account with Account Name CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation Inc. and account number 632-7-632-02719-9.

For GCash donations, they may be sent through 09152094092.

The tremor, which struck northern Philippines, killed at least four people, injured hundreds of others, as well as damaged homes, public infrastructures, including churches and heritage sites.