Greetings of Hope!
The MSC Philippine Province is in grief about what happen to our fellow Filipinos who are affected by the recent typhoon who struck some parts of Visayas Region. We are planning to give some aids and assistance to the victims of this calamity. As you heard from the news, many lives were taken because of the natural disaster and families are mourning because of their losts. Moreover, many families now particularly in Tacloban City are starving and hungry to death. And they desperately need help and assistance in order for them to live, or better to survive.
In this regard, the Mission Office Philippines together with the Board Members would like to appeal for assistance from your good office. We are contacting the bishop of the Diocese of Palo, Bp. John Du, and try to keep in touch with him. The MSC Manila District is planning (as of this moment in their meeting) about how can we extend our help to the people in need of our assistance. We are very much grateful for the help you will extend to our brothers and sisters here in the Philippines. Thank you so much and please continue pray for our country. God bless you all!
We are looking to give $50,000 initially and then whatever additional comes in. Can you help? Please mark your donation for "Philippines Relief" - Donate
****UPDATE 15/11/13 ***
"We have already collected over S63,000.00 for relief work and his money will be sent to our MSC Mission Office ¡n Manila.
We have insisted that the money will be distributed by our MSC Brethren, and not simply handed out to another organisation.
Our Indonesian confreres after the Tsunami in 2004 and an earthquake in 2010 themselves went and spent 2 weeks living with the people and helped construct toilets and supply water works. And within weeks I went to both projects and spent a few days with the people. I am asking if some members of our Province in the Philippines could follow their example.
Perhaps you, gentle reader, have some benefactors who may wish to assist.
Adrian F. Meaney MSC"