While 2 teams were responding to the TS Agaton by distributing food packs to 1620 families in eastern and western Visayas, we had another team in the Mindanao that was distributed hygiene and bed kits to 2000 families in the Dinagat Islands and to 3000 families in Suriago del Norte. Logistics and the stormy weather were a challenge, but we praise God for calming the seas and allowing us to successfully implement these relief operations in the last April 18-29, 2022.
ADRA would like to thank all the Adventist Community Services (ACS) Volunteers of the Northeast Mindanao Mission (NeMM) in Butuan City, Dinagat Islands, and Surigao del Norte for your assistance in helping us procure, repack, validate, and distribute the Hygiene and Bed Kits to the families that were severely affected by Typhoon Odette. Three island barangays were specifically targeted because they did not receive any relief assistance yet, unlike those in the main island that had already received several waves already.
We would also like to thank the Local government units of San Jose and Dinagat, for assisting us in transporting the goods to the smaller island barangays. Also to the local government units of Tubod, Mainit, and Surigao City in Surigao del Norte, for your assistance in identifying those hard to reach areas that needed the aid.
This massive relief operations in the Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte was funded by the Disaster Relief Fund of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region . Thank you.
Each family received:
20L Jerry Can
Aquatabs (water purifying tablets)