PGCAG has reached out to more than 1800 affected families, the aftermath of monsoon rains enhanced by typhoon Maring, in STDC alone. The response team led by Rev. Sur Del Rosario held their consolidation meeting and planning at International Charismatic Service (ICS) Worship Center in Mandaluyong City, the official Coordinating Center for PGCAG Disaster Response Operation.
The team has identified areas submerged in flood caused by torrential rain.These places were Bulacan, Rizal, Marikina, Valenzuela, Mandaluyong, Manila, and Cavite which will be covered in its immediate relief operation.
In partnership with Convoy of Hope, the team was mobilized to further assess the affected areas and to identify churches that may possibly in need of rehabilitation assistance. Meanwhile, with the financial aid coming in from our partner organizations such as AGMF and ICI Ministries, individuals, churches and districts, here and abroad, we called for volunteers and there were over 70 volunteers that responded. They were gathered at ICS to prepare for the food packs. The team was organized through different tasks such as purchasing, packing and facilitating distribution.
The distribution of food packs was coursed through the STDC Sections.
Section 1 – 500 food packs for Bulacan
Section 2 – 307 food packs for Valenzuela, Mandaluyong and Manila
Section 3 – 500 food packs for Marikina and Rizal
Section 4 – 500 food packs for Cavite
However, several areas in northern Luzon were also devastated by typhoon Labuyo. Other provinces, however, were directly affected by the two typhoons. Thus, the General Council also extended financial assistance to districts for their relief and rehabilitation operations. These are the districts that have received direct assistance from PGCAG Disaster Response Funds: CLDC, NIDC, NELDC.