Operation Blessing Distributed Relief Goods To Aeta Families In Quake-Hit Pampanga

PORAC, PAMPANGA – Hope was restored to the Aeta families who have been heavily-affected by the earthquake as Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, successfully distributed relief goods in Brgy. Inararo and Villa Maria on April 30, 2019.

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The 2nd district of Pampanga was immediately placed under the state of calamity by the Provincial Legislative Board as the province was hit the hardest when magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck several parts of Luzon in April 22.

Houses, buildings, establishments, and other structures collapsed during the quake.

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Most residents were left empty handed and some of them lost their loved ones. Displaced survivors had to stay in their makeshift homes beside their destroyed houses as they were traumatized to stay in buildings like the ones set as evacuation centers.

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To reach out to this immediate need, relief goods, mats, and blankets were distributed to the Aeta families. They also received counseling to be able to process what they went through and to help relieve the trauma that they got from the catastrophe.

All of these was done with the help of donors and partners.

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“I am beyond grateful to Operation Blessing for helping us recover from the devastation that the earthquake has brought to our community. Thank you for following God’s command to help the needy like us,” said local pastor, Danny Dela Cruz, in vernacular.

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44-year-old Peter Muñoz expressed his gratitude to, “I thank God for saving me and family from the earthquake. Despite my handicap, I always encourage my family to pray because I know that God sees us and will surely meet our needs. Indeed, God heard our prayers because of how much you (Operation Blessing) blessed our community.”

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The disaster response was made possible with the assistance of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), church partners, and volunteers. The 700 Club Asia host, Felichi Pangilinan-Buizon, also helped in the relief distribution to the Aeta families.

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It’s not yet too late to reach out to families affected by the earthquake. If you want to help, call us at (+632) 477-7802 to 08 or visit Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines Facebook page and website for more information on how to donate. OB’s Disaster Response team will continue to provide ongoing relief operations to the survivors.

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