Manila, Philippines – Caritas Philippines, the humanitarian and advocacy group of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), appealed for aid to the victims of Typhoon Odette in the Visayas and Mindanao.
In a letter dated December 19, Caritas Philippines urged all dioceses in the country to declare December 25 and 26 as national days of prayer for families and communities affected by Typhoon Odette.
The document was signed by Father Jose Colin Bagaforo, National Director of the Episcopal Commission for Social Action, Justice and Peace and the President of the CBCP, Bishop Pablo Virgilio David.
The letter also requested that the second collection be collected during masses on Christmas Day and December 26 for the Alay Kapwa Solidarity Fund, which will go to the Catholic Church’s Emergency Fund.
The collected funds can be transferred via Caritas Philippines. The group will then plan and implement the overall response of the Catholic Church to Typhoon Odette.
The bank details are as follows:
CBCP Caritas Filipinas Foundation Inc.
Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company
Typhoon Odette, the 15th tropical cyclone in the country for 2021, devastated the Visayas and Mindanao from December 14th to 17th. At least the typhoon is gone 208 Tote, according to data from the Philippine National Police on December 20.
The typhoon leaving the Philippine area of responsibility on December 18th. – Rappler.com