Typhoon Onday devastates the Philippines

According to an appeal from IYCS-Asia, the typhoon Ondoy that hit Philippines took many lives and properties. As of September 26, 2009, over 150 were killed and 340,000 are affected by the typhoon. 410mm of rain fell over Northern Luzon, Philippines on September 25, 2009, leaving much of the country's capital and the surrounding regions submerged in water, reaching up to nine feet in some areas. This amount has been the highest recorded amount of rainfall since the country's weather Bureau started recording rainfall levels in 1967, and exceeds the rainfall level of Hurricane Katrina (380mm). Two more tropical depressions could be under way in the midst of Ondoy's wake. As of now, there are still families stranded on the rooftops of their homes without food and potable water.
Clothes, essential household items including assistance in cash could be sent to the IYCS-Asia Secretariate at the following address:

International Young Christian Students (IYCS) - Asian Secretariate

20, Avacado Road, Pilar Village, Las Pinas City, Metro Manila, The Philippines

Tel/Fax: +63-2-8068457; Tel: +63-2-8014969

Email:  office@iycsasia.org

Web:    www.iycsasia.org

IIn view of the urgency, money can be sent through WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER to the following account:


Account Name: IYCS Asia INC.

Account Number: 8541004131.

CCI is united with the spirit of the IYCS-Asia and expresses its deep anguish at the devastation caused by the typhoon. Let us support the IYCS-Asia in their call to help the victims of the natural disaster.