Older residents say this is comparable to floods of 1972.
Residents were forced to leave their homes and stay with relatives elsewhere September 28, 2009 Barangay San Antonio, Bay, Laguna
With little personal belongings left, they sought shelter September 28, 2009 Barangay San Antonio, Bay, Laguna
Galvez National High School is serving as an evacuation center for 100 families
Families are living inside classrooms
In the absence of cribs and beds, donated carton boxes and blankets serve as childrens sleeping mats to cushion them from the cold floor. September 28, 2009 Bay National High School
Yet, some residents refused to leave their homes Malinta, Los Banos – A fishing family and member of Los Banos CRC stay in their house even when most neighbors have left the dangerously flooded area San Antonio, Bay – A man whose family is already safe in an evacuation center stays in his own makeshift bench to guard his house and property
In these, and other areas, children are at high risk for water-borne diseases and respiratory illness
Our immediate response was food relief to severely affected families Pasig-Marikina Cluster families Laguna Lakefront Cluster families
Bread From Heaven (Classis Metro Manila North Christian Reformed Churches) Donations poured in keeping deacons and volunteers busy September 28, 2009
Bread From Heaven (Pasig CRC) Volunteers felt more enriched than others they served says Dr. Bernardino September 28, 2009 Ready to deliver relief in Pasig and Cainta
Disaster Response Unit: Los Banos CRC Classis Southern Luzon Disaster Response Team Meeting - Assessment September 28, 2009
Water level in the severely affected low lakefront areas is projected to take 3 months to recede. – Laguna Lake Development Authority
Life must go on. Mother and daughter brave the water to buy food
A man rescues his pig and seeks shelter for it. September 28, 2009 Barangay San Antonio, Bay, Laguna
Another family attempts to save their vehicle September 28, 2009 Barangay Santasintisima, Sta Cruz, Laguna
A woman harvests kang kong (water spinach) September 28, 2009 Barangay Santasintisima, Sta Cruz, Laguna
And in the town market, business continues thanks to creative shop keepers.
The Christian Reformed Church is blessed to be able to respond in love to this time of crisis…
our goal is to provide services in ways that respect and enhance the image of God in those who suffer.
Christian Reformed World Missions Thank You For Your Ongoing Support & Prayers.