On November 6, the organization initially reached 1,400 families
in the coastal communities in Tiwi, Albay Province, the typhoon’s second
Hygiene Kits consisting of toothbrush, toothpaste, bath and
laundry soaps, sets of underwear for children and adults, and many more are
provided to families so they can maintain proper hygiene while staying in the
The families also received nonfood items like mosquito nets,
plastic mats, fleece blankets and collapsible water containers to make their
stay in the evacuation centers bearable. Tarpaulin and rope will also allow the
families to set up temporary shelter.
“Thank you for giving us these donations especially the shelter
kits. It rained hard last night and we were soaked wet including the children
because we just used debris and old tarpaulin to shelter us. This new tarpaulin
will be very helpful,” shares Mary Rose, 32 years old and a mother of three.
5-year-old Ashley also shared that she immediately used the toothbrush once her
family received the hygiene kit because it had been days since she brushed her
teeth after the typhoon washed away their belongings.
“World Vision is concerned with the families affected by Typhoon
Goni. Today, we are able to serve them by providing life-saving relief items
that will help them cope with their stay in the evacuation centers. We are
hoping to serve more families these coming days,” shares Rommel Fuerte, World
Vision Development Foundation National Director.
The organization aims to reach more families in Bicol region. To
support the relief operation, visit https://wvph.co/rollyph.
World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and
advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families, and
communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless
of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.