Caritas Manila accepting donations for Surigao quake victims

Caritas Manila accepting donations for Surigao quake victims

Residents pray inside the Cathedral of San Nicolas de Tolentino after a strong earthquake struck Surigao City, February 11, 2017. (Photo: Fr. Bob Puracan)

MANILA, Feb. 13, 2017— Caritas Manila has launched an appeal to help victims of the earthquake in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte and other areas in Mindanao.

The social action arm of the Manila archdiocese said that more food aid and temporary shelter are needed for those left homeless.

“Their most immediate needs include clean water, food, clothes and hygiene items,” according to Caritas Manila.

“Caritas Manila once again appeal prayers and help we can offer to alleviate their sufferings through our donations in cash and in kind,” it said.

The death toll from Surigao City’s devastating 6.7 magnitude earthquake last Friday has risen to eight and left more than two hundred injured.

In Surigao City alone, more than 1,400 houses were reported damaged by the quake which also affected at least 11 towns.

Although the power supply has been restored to most areas in Surigao, the water supply in the city is still a problem.

Cash donations can be made online through http://ushare.unionbankph.com/caritas/or through deposits at the following accounts: Banco De Oro savings account number 5600-45905; Bank of the Philippine Islands savings account number 3063-5357-01; and Metrobank savings account number 175-3-17506954-3.

Caritas Manila also has the following dollar accounts for donations: Bank of the Philippine Islands savings account number 3064-0033-55 with SWIFT code BOPIPHMM; Philippine National Bank savings account number 10-856-660002-5 with SWIFT code PNBMPHMM.

Donations can be also coursed through Cebuana Lhuillier free of charge or dropped off at the Caritas Manila office at 2002 Jesus St., Pandacan, Manila or at the Radio Veritas office at the corner of West Avenue and Edsa, Quezon City.

Donors are requested to fax a copy of the deposit slip at (02)5639306 or email a scanned copy to cm@caritasmanila.org.ph or caritas_manila@yahoo.com, with the donor’s name and complete address. (CBCPNews)