JAVIER, Leyte- The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) through its chairman Richard Gordon pledged to donate houses and shelter kits for those who either lost their homes or sustained damages due to supertyphoon Yolanda.
Gordon, who was in this town last April 29 for the turn-over of 1,000 chairs to the Javier National High School, said that 1,000 houses would be constructed by the PRC in this town.
About 1,500 shelter kits consisting of corrugated sheets and plywoods would be donated to families who sustained damages of their houses due to Yolanda, Gordon said.
The PRC is to donate a total of 150,000 houses to all areas hit by Yolanda divided into 50,000 core housing worth P120,000 and a total of P100,000 is to be given as shelter support to those whose houses were partially destroyed.
Gordon said that with the calamities that struck our country, 5 million homes were affected and 15% or 150,000 of them are being addressed by the PRC.
Gordon said that while they are projecting that the housing project would last in three years, they would do what they can to hasten it to help victims rebuild their lives.
For his part, Javier Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier was glad with the pledged donation made by the PRC saying that this would help address the shelter problem their town encountered as a result of the onslaught of Yolanda. (LIZBETH ANN ABELLA)