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PRC Kalinga offers shelter repair aid to typhoon victims

by Larry Lopez

Tabuk, Kalinga (20 November) -- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Kalinga Chapter is offering shelter repair assistance to victims of super Typhoon Juan that wrought heavy damages to the province.

PRC-Kalinga Chapter Head Glorina Reyes said beneficiaries of this aid are indigent families who could not afford to pay for the repair of their shelters. Qualified victims are given P7,000 worth of construction materials for their damaged houses.

Re-validation shall be done on applications submitted to determine whether or not the applicant is qualified, Reyes said. She clarified that reimbursements of expenses shall not be accommodated under this assistance program.

Fund for this aid will come from member donor-countries of the Red Cross society, Reyes said.

This is the second round of the shelter repair relief from Red Cross in Kalinga. The province received similar assistance for victims of typhoon Pepeng last year.

Meanwhile, PRC-Kalinga completed the delivery of food and non-food relief to 15 barangays in three municipalities in the province seriously hit by super typhoon Juan.

Among the areas are Agbannawag, Calaccad, Appas, Dilag, San Juan, Ileb, Nambaran, Balong and Malalao in Tabuk; Santor, San Vicente, Babalag East, Liwan East and Calaocan in Rizal and Sucbot and Cawagayan of Pinukpuk.

PRC distributed non-food relief items consisting of 3,000 sleeping plastic mats, 3,000 blankets, 1,000 bath towels, 1,000 mosquito nets, 1,000 plastic water gallons and 2,000 hygiene kits. Food items distributed totaled to 2,078 food packs.

From PRC's record, a total of 37,009 families were affected by typhoon Juan. (PIA-Kalinga) [top]

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