UPDATES: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Relief Efforts

PCCF has coordinated with AFCM to aid in the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts aka Operation Tulong. Thank You to Father Ben Ebcas for these updates.



As of Nov.20, 2013, on our 10th day of Relief Operations, here are our updates:

1. Financial Assistance, as of 6:00pm today, our total collections $150,869.80. We are still receiving cash donations. Thanks to our generous donors. There are several persons who don't even demand a receipt but we still provided for ...record purposes. Our books are open for you to search your name and donations. If you have donated a certain amount in cheque or cash and you don't find your name in the list, I will take personal responsibility. We are transparent. We do our best to protect your donation because you worked for it and it comes from your heart. Thank you for sharing your blessings. As mandated by the Archbishop, we shall submit the money to the Archdiocese this week or next week so they can send it immediately to the Bishops of the Philippines via Caritas Philippines, the charitable arm of Pope Francis I.

2. Donations in kind. We shall load and ship our boxes tomorrow morning in two 40ft container trailers bound for the Philippines. I shall monitor the journey of these donated goods until they reach their intended beneficiaries c/o Archbishop John F. Du, D.D. of the Archdiocese of Palo, Leyte; Bishop Leonardo Medroso, D.D., Diocese of Tagbilaran; Archbishop Jose Palma, D.D., Archbishop of Cebu; Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, D.D.; Archdiocese of Jaro; Bishop Abarquez of Diocese of Calbayog, Bishop Barquez, Diocese of Borongan. If needed, I will go home to accompany the Bishops as they claim these goods and get their acknowledgment.

Thanks to all our volunteers. they have worked day and night. Some worked until midnight to finish some tasks that need to be accomplished. To our generous donors, may God reward you abundantly and keep you always in His care.

We will hold a Thanksgiving Mass for all volunteers on Monday, Nov. 25 @ 7pm at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.

For those who have been very critic