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Bacolod City, Philippines Friday, January 6, 2012
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Donations for storm
victims pour in

Donations in Bacolod City for the victims of Tropical Storm Sendong continue to pour in.

The faithful of the Diocese of Bacolod showed their spirit of brotherhood to the call of Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra to help the victims, and the response has been impressive, generating a total cash donation of P785,524.75 as of Wednesday.

The relief goods sent to Negros Oriental through the Archdiocese of Dumaguete were transported through the Island Merchant Corporation and the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, a press release from the Diocese said.

A 20-footer container van of relief goods for Cagayan de Oro and a 10-footer and 20-footer for Iligan, were transported through the kindness of Negros Navigation.

All help sent were coursed through the Diocese of Dumaguete, Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro and Diocese of Iligan, it said.

Navarra expressed his heartfelt appreciation to everyone who responded to help the victims in Negros Oriental, Cagayan de Oro and Iligan City.

A list of all the donors posted at the lobby of the Bishop’s House, the press release said.

Meanwhile, there has been no let-up in the free-flow of donations for the victims of tropical storm Sendong in Mindanao and Negros Oriental, under a public-private effort help them a press release from the Bacolod City Hall said.

Bacolod’s Rescue ll7, headed by Joe Marie Vargas coordinated the relief operations.

Varied items being donated were shipped from the Bacolod government center yesterday morning consisting of boxes of Summit purified water in boxes, 8 boxes sardines, 45 boxes noodle soup, and 37 boxes or sacks of used clothes.

Vargas said yesterday that the first shipment of Bacolod Cares‘ had consisted of 40 sacks of rice for Cagayan de Oro City and 45 for Iligan City.

He also said that the next shipment will be sent next week and will include used clothings for the evacuees in Tanjay, Negros Oriental who are still housed in public school evacuation areas, with Negros Occidental Rep. George Arnaiz seeing to the distribution of the donations.

While the donations are continually being shipped out via land and sea, the relief goods yesterday morning were transported by one of Bacolod’s dumptrucks with the help of Ceres Liner.

Vargas said it was still rainy in Mindanao but Bacolod will continue to enjoy fair weather.*

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