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Rains Pound, Flood Victims Increase in Manila

MANILA — Seventeen chapels of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been used as evacuation centers, and Mormon Helping Hands volunteers are packing food and hygiene kits for distribution to affected families.

People are being rescued from roofs of houses while many families finding shelter in evacuation centers are in immediate need of food and water. It was “Ondoy” relived.

As of today, 9 August 2012, close to two million people are affected by floods amidst torrential rains that swamped Manila and nearby provinces as reported by the government’s Project Noah (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards).

In response to the disaster, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provided relief funds to buy food, sleeping mats, blankets and hygiene kits to address the immediate needs of people affected by the incessant rains and floods. Another request for relief funds has recently been approved to help as many people as possible.  Read more

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