Manila was not affected by the typhoon but areas in central Philippines were terribly devastated.
The worst affected areas are in northern Leyte and particularly the City of Tacloban as well as the large island of Samar. It is very difficult at the moment to get any personal news except what is coming over on the News Channels.
However other areas are also affected and needing help such as northern Panay, Aklan, Capiz, Mindoro, Palaway, Bohol and parts of Cebu. There are Reformed Baptist churches in many of these areas.
Some of the members of Cubao Reformed Baptist Church also have family members in these areas. We are seeking to contact them and learn more of how we can help. However in most places communications are down and there is no electricity.
CRBC and our CCM Foundation will be seeking to help with relief. We cannot do much at the present moment due to lack of communications almost everywhere in the typhoon affected areas. Travel is also very restricted as airports are closed and bridges and roads affected. However relief will be needed in the long term as well as the immediate needs which the government and major relief organizations are seeking to meet.
We are sending two of our members to give us better information. One of them is from the major affected area.
CRBC/CCM Relief work however seeks to work with local churches, first those which are Reformed Baptist and then other evangelical churches. We send a small team to work with the church and its members in distributing relief goods. The gospel is also preached by our team. The extent of the present needs seem to be vast and long term relief work may well be needed as many homes have been destroyed over a vast swath of the country and in many provinces. Only slowly are needs being made known.
Be assured we shall be seeking to help in any way we can. Our particular concern is also to help fellow believers who are in desperate need but also any to whom we can be of help and comfort.
If you wish to help with donations please send money through Christian Compassion Ministries.
Philippines Contact Address
CCM, 44 Notre Dame St., Cubao,
1102 Quezon City, Philippines
UK Contact Address for donations
CCM c/o Mrs. Angela Green
Netherfold, Heath Road, Woolpit
Bury St. Edmunds, IP30 9RU
USA Contact Address for Donations
Mr. Aaron Schavey
Mishawaka, IN 46544
AUSTRALIA Contact Address
Mr. Cliff Langton
23 Kipara Road
Thagoona, Queensland 4306
NEW ZEALAND Contact Address
P.O. Box 217237
Botany Junction, Auckland 2164