On July 15, Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines with 150 mile-per-hour winds, destroying homes and leaving 430,000 people displaced.
Food for the Hungry (FH) started working immediately in the regions of Sula and Bicol to assess the needs of homeless families. FH is preparing to distribute food to 390 families in Sula. In Bicol, FH is working to restore school supplies to children.
FH staff reported from the Philippines:
“Parents have no work since Typhoon Rammasun hit them last Wednesday in Sula. Also, school supplies of children have been damaged after being soaked in flood water. Bicol is still experiencing heavy rains because of Typhoon Henry (new typhoon after Typhoon Rammasun left). No electricity yet in many areas.”
FH staff are distributing hope packs, which are made up of various school supplies, to children.
This is the beginning of typhoon season in the Philippines and thousands of families are without homes. Please consider partnering with FH to help these families access shelter, food and other needed items.