APPEAL TO THE COMMUNITY TO HELP VICTIMS OF TYPHOON YOLANDA
From: Father Ben Ebcas, Pastor OLA and AFCM
"Operation Tulong: For victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda and Major Earthquake in the Philippines"
We are launching a major appeal for help to all Filipinos in Ontario and parishes in the Archdiocese of Toronto.
The cry for help is deafening as our brothers and sisters are still in shock due to the recent major calamities in Central and Eastern Visayas and other parts of the Philippines.
A special prayer for the victims and deceased will be said during the Filipino Mass at 5pm Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at the Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church (OLA) on 2565 Bathurst Street, Toronto. The appeal for monetary help and non perishable food items and clothing will be launched as well.
Nov. 11, Monday, we will start packing goods in the basement of OLA CHURCH. May God bless us all.
How to Donate
PCCF will be coordinating with AFCM in the relief efforts.
In Kind - Needed: canned goods, clothing, footwear, blankets, medicines over the counter, rice in sacks, tarpaulin.
In Cash - Only Cheques are accepted and should be payable to:
Our Lady of Assumption Earthquake/Typhoon Relief
On the memo: AFCM or Filipino Catholic Mission
***Tax Receipts will be issued by Our Lady of Assumption Church.
As reported, 10,000 people already have perished, at least half a million homeless and thousands are deprived of food, clean drinking water and clothing.
Packing of goods are ongoing at OLA starting November 10, 2013, so please volunteer if you have time between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.
CBC News, Appeal to the Community by Rosemer Enverga:http://www.cbc.ca/player/Shows/ID/2417089200/
CTV News: PCCF takes action to aid the relief efforts of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
WHAT YOU CAN DO HERE IN CANADA
Important Contacts (Please feel free to share with your family and friends):
Relatives and friends seeking information on Canadian citizens believed to be in the affected areas should contact the Emergency Watch and Response Centre by calling 1-800-387-3124 or 613-996-8885 (collect calls are accepted). They may also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2013/11/09/statement-prime-minister-canada-typhoon-haiyan / Francais: http://pm.gc.ca/fra/nouvelles/2013/11/09/declaration-du-premier-ministre-du-canada-au-sujet-du-typhon-haiyan
Contact your local Philippine Consulate (where relevant) to see if they have a book of condolences to sign. There are Consulates General in Vancouver and Toronto, and several Honourary Consuls across the country who are active in response to the typhoon: http://philembassy.ca/main/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=72
Seek out, attend or participate in any fundraising events organized bythe community to collect goods and raise money for typhoon relief.
Government Actions to assist victims of Typhoon Yolanda
LET US PRAY FOR THE VICTIMS OF SUPER TYPHOON YOLANDA (HAIYAN)
Statements regarding Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)
CTV News: 10,000 Believed Dead
CBC News: Philippines Recovering after Powerful Typhoon
GlobalMedic: Super Typhoon Haiyan Philippines Response
PCCF in Action