In the early morning hours of November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made landfall in the Central Philippines. Reported as the most powerful storm ever to make landfall and definitely the deadliest in the history of the Philippines, Haiyan changed the landscape and lives of the Central Philippines in unimaginable ways.
In the aftermath of this unprecedented natural disaster, people are rebuilding their lives and finding hope for a future. Generous gifts from churches and individuals from around the world have helped provide emergency aid and sustainable relief efforts that continue to empower individuals, families, and communities in the Philippines.
These gifts allowed Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in the Philippines to assist 12 villages with a population of 24,000 people with food aid, medical care, clean water, shelter, income generation, post-trauma counseling, and child protection.
As we move forward, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in the Philippines is committed to continuing disaster response efforts until survivors can stand on their own. NCM is focused on ministry to children through Nazarene Safe Places for Children and education for child protection. To assist with the need for shelter, NCM will hire local builders through a cash-for-work program and organize community volunteers to help rebuild homes. Finally, we will focus on income generation by helping fishermen and farmers get back on their feet by supporting boat-making activities, coconut and rice planting, and small livestock rearing.
The reality is, without ministry partners like you, Nazarene Compassionate Ministries would not be able to provide for the needs of children and families around the world.
Thank you so much for your role in serving those in need in Jesus’ name.
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