During my stay in Culasi, I briefly met with Pastor Zac Namoc of Batonan Southern Baptist Church. He shared how many of his church members suffered from losing their homes to the typhoon and are still trying to recover whatever was left.
It was a clear day last November when I went around the town of Culasi to see how the typhoon affected an area that seldom experiences such strong weather disturbances. Farmers were quick to go back to their fields to work despite the typhoon that passed.
On my last day in Culasi, I decided to travel to Roxas, Capiz to meet Pastor Ronald Calina. Our national director Derek Ross worked with him for some relief effort a few days after I left. Two months may have passed since Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan ravaged provinces in our country but the restoration of homes that were built for years will take more than two or three months. People in this areas live so simple and their means of daily living are not enough to support building new homes quickly. They would have to put up makeshift shelters and live like that for months until their new homes are built. If you would like to help them and send support, kindly contact our National Director Derek Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post by Christin Alvarez. In November 21-26, Christin went to Panay Island to visit provinces of Antique and Capiz to help distribute relief goods and also to survey damages made by Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. As she observed in her travel back and forth Culasi, Antique and Roxas, Capiz, there is still a need for relief packages in the next weeks, but a greater and more immediate need is for people’s homes to be restored as they start anew.