In December 2022, Typhoon Odette/Ray battered the Philippines blowing off roofs, uprooting trees, cutting off power and leaving hundreds of thousands to seek shelter. The human cost has been enormous; over 400 people have lost their lives and countless became homeless.
In solidarity with the Vincentian Family in the Philippines, the Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA) relayed their appeal to a global audience in order to help families in Malitbog and Limasawa Island (Southern Leyte) and in Bolusao (Eastern Samar).
Thanks to your generous gifts, the FHA raised 118,236 USD. These donations will allow us to provide 100 emergency shelter kits and build 13 permanent typhoon resistant houses for families in need.
Most of the kits have already been delivered and we are very happy to see the smiles of our brothers and sisters that will now be able to secure a safe place to live.
The appeal closed on 31st March and, on behalf of the recipient families and the Vincentian Family in the Philippines, we would like to thank all of you for your gifts and support. As St Vincent de Paul reminds us: ‘Extend your mercy towards others so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping’.