#ReliefPH: Help victims of Parañaque fire
MANILA, Philippines – Almost 600 families or close to 1,000 individuals lost their houses and belongings when a fire, of still unknown cause, hit Barangay Malugay, Parañaque City on Thursday, August 20.
The fire that started at 5:43 pm quickly reached more than 300 houses located at Zone 2 to Zone 6 of the Malugay area. Fire was declared under control by 10 pm.
According to National Youth Leaders' Congress NCR Vice president Algwen Sahijuan, evacuees are temporary sheltered at Dr Arcadio Santos National High School – Km 15 East Service Rd SMDP, Parañaque City, and at Tenement Elementary School, in Taguig City.
Responding to the needs of the evacuees, the National Youth Leaders' Congress launched a relief operations for those affected by the fire. They are accepting donations such as clothing, blankets, easy-to-cook food, and rice, among other goods.
Interested donors may drop off donations directly at the evacuation centers. Contact Algwen Sahijuan (0947-964-6633), institutional scouts coordinator of Dr Arcadio Santos National High School Rhodea Joy Pauig (0947-437-0915), or disaster and risk management area coordinator Wilfred M. Rhodes (0922-802-1699) – Rappler.com