Part 2 of the FI Collaboration with AMRSP for Taal Evacuees

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Donations have been coming in from kind-hearted donors, mostly the congregaions and individuals who wanted to share their resources to benefit the evacuees. The Hijas de Jesus' FASFI (Fundacion Ayuda Solidaria FI) donated  a generous amount for this endeavor, as well as the Formation House of Asia Oriental Province.

 After the sorting and repacking in the previous days, ( see previous article), about 40 members of different congregations worked in loading more than a thousand packs of goods and gallons of water into trucks and vans, and, as a caravan, proceeded to the evacuation centers in Imus, and General Trias both in Cavite and Tagaytay City.

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First stop was Imus where they unloaded about 300 packs of good  at  our Lady of the Pillar  Seminary of the Diocese of Imus, which takes care of the social action of the Church.


They, then, proceeded to General Trias, Cavite where they encountered and interacted with about 80 families or about 300 individuals who are staying at the Amigonians Tertiary of the Franciscans Capuchins. Here, they spread out clothes and others goods along the garden where the people could just choose for themselves whatever they could get. They also get to see, and talk with the people.


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Franciscan Father in charge of the center, showing the group the statistics of evacuees 







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Sr. Remedios Cabrera with an evacuee.


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Some men passing the time at the evacuation center


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The Volunteers take a breather, posing for a photo together...


In Tagaytay City, they distributed packs of goods to individuals lining up in the streets. Many people were able to avail themselves of the items brought by the AMRSP truck and vans.

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Since, it was getting dark and they would still travel back to Manila, the remaining goods and drums of waters were brought to the Parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Tagaytay City, where volunteers also gathered and were tirelessly arranging goods for distribution.





They arrived back in Manila almost midnight, tired but with hearts full of gladness for a chance to express their solidarity to some of the thousands of helpless people displaced by the eruption of Taal Volcano.