Red Cross helps build homes in Leyte

p-PHL0389In its continuing recovery and rehabilitation efforts in areas of the Philippines affected by super typhoon Yolanda in 2013, the Philippine Red Cross said it had assisted in the repair and construction of homes for the survivors.

“We build their houses because we believe that it is in the home that hopes will spark which we aim to spread to everyone,” said PRC Secretary General Gwendolyn Pang.

The PRC sent out the third batch of more than 152,000 corrugated galvanized iron (CGI) sheets for Palawan, Iloilo, Tacloban, and Cebu.

“Our shelter program continues with the shipment of these CGI sheets which will be used to build more homes for survivors of typhoon Yolanda,” said PRC Chairman Richard Gordon.

Of the total 152,032 CGI sheets, 45,975 will go to Tacloban, Leyte; 46,675 to Iloilo; 17,400 to Coron, Palawan; and 41,982 to Cebu. The crates will first go to Coron, Palawan, followed by Iloilo, Tacloban, and Cebu.

 “The arrival of this new batch of CGI crates in provinces affected by Yolanda reflects the PRC’s continuous commitment to rehabilitation efforts,” said Resty Lou Talamayan, Manager of PRC’s Typhoon Haiyan Operations.

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