This is Where Your Giving Goes – Operation Blessing Distributed Relief Packs to Taal Victims

Because of your unwavering generosity, the humanitarian arm of CBN Asia, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), continued their 3rd day of relief operations to provide the needs of around 400 families affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Ibaan, Batangas on January 15.

See here for updates on OB’s 2nd day of #OneStepAhead relief operations for Taal Volcano victims.

Since the sudden eruption last January 12, residents from high-risk areas were forced to flee their homes and move to evacuation centers in nearby towns in fear for a possible hazardous explosive eruption that may occur within hours to days said Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS).

OB, as the first responders to the area, did not stop helping since then.

They braved around the town to hand mats, blankets, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, dishwashing liquid, detergent powder, alcohol, and Bibles to displaced families temporarily living in evacuation sites.

One of the beneficiaries is the family of Marilyn Tantan Reyes, 29 years old, from Agoncillo, Batangas who shared, “We have nowhere to go back to. We have lost our home and jobs because of the Taal erruption but thank God for people like you who are willing to lend a helping hand.”

“Thank you, Operation Blessing, for the relief packs because it will help us store more supplies for the coming days. You’re the reason why we have not lost hope,” she said.

56-year-old Analiza De Villa from Lemery, Batangas recounted, “When we were forced to leave our home, we brought nothing but few clothes. That’s why we cannot help but to cry when people like you help us in this unexpected disastrous event.”

“You’re a big blessing, Operation Blessing! The relief packs, especially the mats and blankets, will help us sleep comfortably. May God bless you and I pray that you will never stop helping those who are in need,” she expressed with thankfulness.

Agoncillo and Lemery were among the municipalities in Batangas that were severely affected and is currently on total lockdown because of Taal Volcano’s continued intense unrest.

In this traumatic circumstance, hope arose and strength was regained as the team also fed our kababayans with a delicious meal. They were also moved to tears by the overwhelming presence of God and received the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Thank you for standing shoulder to shoulder with us. Your prayers and donations made this possible.

If you have the heart to give, just call 8-663-4701, 8-663-4710, text 0939-921-5543. You may also email us to know how because many of our kababayans still need your help.

Visit Operation Blessing website or Operation Blessing Facebook page for more details.

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