PALO, Leyte- The Knights of Columbus extended financial assistance to the 22 of its members who perished during the supertyphoon Yolanda.
The giving of P5,000 cash assistance to the members of the family of those who were killed by the massive typhoon was led by no less than the Visayas State Deputy Rodrigo Sorongon last week.
“Of course I am happy for this financial assistance extended by the Knights of Columbus to us who lost their loved ones during Yolanda. Still, the money would remain to be not of big concern to us considering that in my case, I lost a grandson,” said Emilio Lim who was among those who received the financial help.
Lim lost his grandson Joven, 24, during the typhoon when their house located at Magallanes area was destroyed by the storm surge generated by Yolanda, considered to be the worst typhoon on record in the world.
The giving of financial assistance to the members of the Knights of Columbus whose members died during the disaster was held at the San Joaquin Church, this town.
The churchyard had become a mass gravesite with more than 200 people, including children, were hastily buried.
Sorongon said that the financial assistance extended to the next of kin who lost their loved ones during the typhoon is just one way of showing their support to them.
During the giving of the assistance, Sorongon was assisted by Allan Nicolas Ouano, administration assistance for Eastern and Central Visayas and Teofrido Lagrea, regional deputy. (JOEY A. GABIETA)