TACLOBAN CITY- The Tzu Chi Foundation continues to provide assistance to the victims of Yolanda here in Tacloban, over eight months after it was devastated by supertyphoon Yolanda.
After providing temporary livelihood through its cash-for-work program, the Buddhist foundation is now on the giving of sacks of rice to the typhoon survivors.
It was learned from Kalam Chan, a volunteer of the Tzu Chi Foundation, since last month, they have been distributing 20 kilograms of rice to more than 50,000 storm survivors from the cities of Ormoc and Tacloban.The distribution of sacks of rice to the families who survived the onslaught of Yolanda was their way of providing relief to them, Chan said.
He also said that the Tzu Chi Foundation also plans to provide sacks of rice to the nearby towns of Palo and Tanauan, two areas also hard-hit by Yolanda.
The “complications” on the listing of families was the reason why their distribution of sacks of rice to these towns is being delayed, Chan said.
Meantime, survivors are to expect shelter kits from the Tzu Chi Foundation in the next few months, he said. (WILMA JOY B. ESPINOSA, LNU-Intern)