Dear Sisters and Friends, Peace ! You must have seen over television or read in the newspapers about the recent calamity that the typhoons have caused our people in the Provinces of Quezon, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, and Bulacan. The suffering and the pain that this has caused our people has been overwhelming. At the same time, we can see the faith and the trust in God that has held them strong. Thank you for all those who have written and been in solidarity. Our communities have been mobilizing for assistance. Faculty and students with their families have been volunteering their help in the centers. We are appealing to your generosity, especially as Christmas approaches.
Assumption College has been in partnership with the Prelature of Infanta which was hardest hit. More than a hundred thousand families have been displaced. As of now, relief can be sent only through helicopters as the landslides have destroyed roads and bridges. They lost their Vicar Chancellor, Fr. Charlito who risked his life to save his parishioners. They have asked for help.
And on their behalf, we are reaching out to you. They have a good integrated development program infrastructure with their village communities that would need help not only in the relief but in the rehabilitation program later on. For those who are interested to partner after this immediate relief, we will be grateful to have you as partners in the assistance program. We will be happy to receive help for relief. For the rehabilitation of homes and livelihood, it will take time as we are only on the immediate relief of the people. They need medicines and food to reach them as they got isolated.
Data and pictures are available through the attached power point presentation that we are sending to you .
You may send your reply to the following address : firstname.lastname@example.org.
re : JPIC (Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation) Commission
Should you want to send direct donations, we will be happy to receive it through the bank account of the Philippine Province of the Religious of the Assumption :
METROBANK Foreign Currency Savings Account (US Dollars)
Bank Reference (for a possible transfer of funds)
Name of the Bank and Address :
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
908 A. Arnaiz Avenue, Makati City, Philippines
Telephone : (632)844-5824/(632) 818-2027
Branch : A. Arnaiz-San Lorenzo Branch
Bank Code : SWIFT MBTCPHMM
Account Holder : Phil. Province of the Religious of the Assumption
Account No. 089-2-08900003 -8
Commission Head JPIC,