OB fed thousands of families in storm-stricken Rizal
“We’ve been through every other typhoon, but we never saw anything like this,” Flordeliza Flores of Montalban, Rizal, shared as she waited in line to pick up her meal in a vacant lot near her house. There, Operation Blessing handed out free lunch to anyone in need.
Montalban, Rizal, is one of the most affected areas where the immensely powerful Typhoon Ulysses crippled Luzon. Hard-hit areas experienced extensive flooding, trapping residents on the roof of their homes.
“We are having a hard time now because it was like starting all over again. The flood has ruined almost everything,” Flordeliza said. She is not alone. Thousands more had their homes, properties, and livelihood damaged because of Typhoon Ulysses.
In addition to feeding people affected by typhoons, OB also has its presence in other regions by providing food supplies to displaced families and individuals. OB is also feeding many people who are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joseph Manalang, a resident of Brgy. Burgos in Montalban, was also emotional as he recalled what happened. “As a father, it pains me to see my children suffer the loss of our home. We are not prepared, and we do not know until when we will be able to survive. The only thing we can do now is pray and trust God’s plans.”
Helping disaster-stricken families who deal with destroyed homes and properties by securing access to food is one of the most important relief efforts now. Food donations can help, but for the most part, a cash donation will allow us to feed those who need it more safely and efficiently.
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Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, was established in 1996 to reach out to the most neglected and economically disadvantaged people in the Philippines and the rest of Asia. Where there is poverty, disease, malnutrition, calamity, and distress, Operation Blessing is there to bring hope and blessing to people in need, regardless of race, culture, or belief.