Glenda-hit families to receive housing materials

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MANILA, August 18, 2014–The Diocese of Legaspi said it will provide shelters assistance to victims of typhoon Glenda in Albay as its effort has shifted from relief assistance to recovery.

Fr. Rex Arjona, Social Action Director, said that shelter is emerging as a key priority after typhoon Glenda hundreds of homes were damaged when typhoon Glenda struck the province last month.

He said the project is particularly intended for the poor typhoon victims especially the farmers and fishermen.

“We already have target communities basically those in the farming and fishing communities where the houses were really destroyed by the typhoon,” Arjona said over Radio Veritas on Monday.

Caritas Manila, the social action arm of the Archdiocese of Manila, earlier gave P2 million assistance for the Legaspi diocese’s relief efforts for more than 8,000 families affected by the typhoon.

“We are preparing the delivery of housing materials for families whose houses were totally damaged,” he said.

The diocese also reiterated its appeal for more assistance to the areas affected by Glenda, which struck many areas in Luzon. (CBCPNews)

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