Many of you have read or heard about the floods in the Philippines. Word & Deed is partnering with Woord en Daad (Word & Deed Holland) to support a project with AMG Philippines that will bring food and clothing to 4,700 families.
Typhoon Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana) hit the central part of Luzon island, including Metro Manila on September 26, 2009, and induced the heaviest rains in more than 40 years. The rains are so heavy that at least three dams were forced to release water (to preserve the integrity of the structures, according to officials) that further quickened the rise of flood levels. Huge portions of the metropolis as well as Rizal, Laguna, and Bulacan provinces were soon submerged and people were caught totally unaware. Thousands of vehicles and commuters were stranded in the highways. River systems like the Marikina swelled quickly and carried houses and people and everything else.Donations for this project should be designated as "Philippines Flood Recovery". You can donate online by selecting your country's flag on the right or click on "Contact Us", above right, to find our office addresses.