From: Father Ben Ebcas, Pastor OLA and AFCM
ATTENTION LEADERS OF FILIPINO GROUPS AND MINISTRIES:
"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. May God bless us all. (Read More)
* Scroll down to see a timeline of events *
AFCM raises over $230K for Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief
Through the successful appeal of Father Ben Ebcas, individuals and communities from all faiths and cultures united to help the millions of Filipinos impacted by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda last November, 2013. Special thanks to the Canadian Government of who doubled all eligible donations to this worthy cause, the volunteers of the Our Lady of Assumption Church, Rosemer Enverga chair of the Archdiocesan Filipino Catholic Missions (AFCM) and to the community!
Solicitation of over $230,000 that was sent through Sharelife, matched dollar for dollar by the Government of Canada. In two weeks time, the total donation to the affected areas reached over 16 million pesos. A great work indeed by everyone who donated and volunteered to make a difference for the community.
THANK YOU CANADA! $170 Million for Typhoon Haiyan Relief (Click here to read more...)
Proceeds were donated to the Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda Relief Efforts
Here's how to Donate
As of Nov 16th, 2013, in-kind donations will NO longer be accepted at the Our Lady of Assumption Church. Due to the overwhelming response by the community, the church is now at its full capacity. We would like to THANK YOU ALL for your generosity!! If you have goods that you would still like to send to the Philippines, you may send your donation directly to one of the addresses below.
Bishop Leonardo Medroso
Diocese of Tagbilaran, D.D.
St. Joseph Cathedral
CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City
Archbishop John Du, D.D.
c/o Sts. Peter and Paul Parish
Ormoc City, Leyte
PhilippinesPacking of goods will be ongoing, so please volunteer if you have time between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.Your Support is still needed..
*** In Cash donations will be accepted and cheques should be made 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.
Tax Receipts will be issued by OLA and Ottawa will match the donation until Dec 23rd, 2013."...For every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the crisis in the Philippines the government will donate an additional dollar – effectively doubling their contribution." (Read More...)
Relief Efforts - Thank You to our Volunteers & Donors!
* As of Nov 30th, 2013 approx 850 boxes have been sent to the Philippines!