PH Red Cross provides materials for restoration of Burdeos National High School hit by Super Typhoon Karding – Philippines

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The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) yesterday delivered 150 CGI (Corrugated Galvanized Sheet) and 10 Plain Sheets for Burdeos National High School, which was damaged when Super Typhoon Karding first made landfall in Burdeos, Quezon , September 25.

This responds to the directive of PRC President and CEO Richard J. Gordon to focus recovery activities on schools and the livelihoods of farmers and fishermen affected by the typhoon.

In Barangay Bonbon, Panukulan, Quezon, trained CRP staff and volunteers also facilitated child-friendly activities designed as Psychological First Aid (PFA) for 171 boys and girls. Thirty-eight men and women also used PFA.

The CRP team pre-positioned non-food items on Polillo Island consisting of 320 hygiene kits, 200 tarpaulins, 360 10-litre jerry cans and three 20-kilo bags of rice for distribution to the most vulnerable households.

CRP teams also distributed beneficiary cards in Barangays Umiray and Matawe in Dingalan, Aurora in preparation for aid distribution, made a courtesy visit to the local government of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija, and assessed damages and needs in Barangays Nazareth and Pias in General Tinio.

As of 8:00 a.m. today, October 4, 2022, the PRC has provided humanitarian aid to at least 19 provinces and cities: Aurora, Bulacan, Laguna, Lucena City, Mandaluyong City, Manila City, Marikina City, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Olongapo City, Pampanga, Pasig City, Pateros, Quezon City, Quezon province, Rizal, Romblon, Tarlac and Valenzuela City. PRC provided the following humanitarian aid: hot meals (4,799 people), bread and other foodstuffs (1,824 families), masks (2,427 pieces), psychological first aid (425 men and women), psychological first aid for children (409 boys and girls), hygiene lectures-demonstrations (54 people), first aid (7 people), evacuation assistance (54), clearing (Barangay Antutot, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya), rinsing/cleaning (two Marikina schools) and CGI / plain sheets (160 pieces).

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