Typhoon Rammasun: 430,000 Filipinos Displaced

The people of the Philippines urgently need our help.

I bring you this serious need in my role as Director of Emergency Response for Food for the Hungry (FH).

Typhoon Rammasun hit eastern Philippines on Tuesday, July 15, displacing 430,000 people from their homes and affecting more than 500,000 people.

As you read these words, people desperately need food and fresh water and other supplies. Here is a report from the field where FH is working:

"In Sula, 318 families residing on the island were sent to the evacuation center and a lot of them lost their homes as the typhoon hit them. In Napaod, 217 families, and Iberica, 800 families, also lost their rooftops and were deeply affected by the typhoon. These people are vulnerable as roads are unpassable and need clearing and there is still no electricity in the province."

Food for the Hungry's (FH) Emergency Response Unit is assessing the needs of these families to send help with food, water, shelter and other needed items.

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Can you help us provide for these families? Be as generous as you can right now as your giving can make a big difference for families recovering from the shock of the storm.

And please follow your gift with prayer. Pray for these families and pray for our workers. The situation is overwhelming for these parents and their children. Please join us in generosity and prayer as your immediate help is critical.

Not even a year ago, the massive Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. This is only the beginning of the typhoon season and these people again find themselves vulnerable.

Your generous gift of $125, $75, or even $25, will help provide emergency food and supplies to the homeless families and children.

Thank you for your compassionate response. God bless you!

Serving together,

Peter Howard
Director of Emergency Response

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