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MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The intensifying eruption threats of Mayon Volcano raised warnings to Alert Level 4 and extended the danger zone to 8 kilometers (km) radius from its crater on Monday, January 22. (READ: Alert Level 4 raised over Mayon Volcano)
Heavy Mayon ashfall meanwhile reached areas in Camarines Sur prompting the local government to suspend classes until further notice. (READ: Mayon ash reaches CamSur, face masks distributed)
On the ground, more than 56,000 residents in Albay were crammed in evacuation centers as more threats were predicted. (READ: Thousands more flee erupting Mayon Volcano)
According to the Department of Social Welfare and Development, as of Monday, February 8, total assistance worth P32 million has been provided to affected families. (READ: DSWD plans for immediate recovery in case of Mayon eruption)
Here’s a list of relief operations for those affected by Mayon Volcano threats:
As of Monday, February 5, assistance worth P32,833,008 was distributed on behalf of the DSWD since January 13. This included P20 million worth family food packs (FFS) and other relief kits needed in the evacuation centers.
The Department has also alotted a total of P61,973,000 for cash for work temporary employment for affected families. (READ: Mayon evacuees to receive up to P2,900 for work in February)
Philippine Red Cross
As of Thursday, February 8, the Philippine Red Cross has provided 495,000 liters of clean water and 7,600 face masks to various evacuation centers in Albay. They also set up 27 welfare desks which providing psychological support for at least 12,000 individuals.
The Korean Embassy to the Philippines also donated P10 million to support PRC’s relief operations.
Joseph Feeding Mission
Joseph Feeding Mission Outreach Foundation, Inc. (JFM) is a humanitarian organization based in Pasig City whose mission is to “express God’s love through action.” They are extending help through feeding programs, disaster relief operations, medical missions, and prison assistance.
JFM Bicol is now mobilizing their relief outreach to people affected by Mayon Volcano threats. If you wish to help, visit josephfeeding.org/info.
World Vision, a child-focused aid organization started distributing their aid for evacuees affected by the Mayon Volcano eruption since Wednesday, February 7. For more information on how you can help, visit worldvision.org.ph/mayonresponse2018.
AkBayanihan Foundation is gathering support for immediate relief activities in Bicol for those affected by the volcanic activities of Mayon. To donate or volunteer, contact them at (02) 433 6933 or email email@example.com.
CDRC-TABI is piloting an Evacuation Center Community Kitchen to deliver hot meals for those affected by the Mayon eruption at Taladong Elementary School in Camalig, Albay. Interested to donate ingredients and help? Read more here.
Gawad Kalinga is preparing meals and distributing face masks in Guinobatan, Camalig, and Sto. Domingo for those affected by Mayon eruptions. Details here.
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