Typhoon Rolly battered Catanduanes island with maximum sustained winds of 225 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 280 kph. Storm Signal No. 5 was also raised in the area on Sunday November 1, 2020. More than 10,000 homes were damaged as Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni), spawning storm surges, hit Catanduanes over the weekend. The estimated damage is 65% among houses made of light materials and 20% of larger homes were destroyed. In total, about 15,000 families were displaced by the super typhoon. 90% of infrastructure has been damaged based on their assessments. After Catanduanes the typhoon also ravaged the towns of Albay including Tabaco where we also have our Children’s Home. Our buildings in the Children’s Home, School and Retreat House in the Bicol region suffer damages following the wrath of super typhoon Rolly.
But, we thank God because the Sisters and the children are fine even if they have to experience a lot of discomforts due to the loss of essential utilities and necessities. There will be a lot to recover from the damages left by the typhoon yet we are hopeful that the Lord will not abandon our communities which mission is to help the children and the poor.
If you would like to extend your help, we would appreciate your kindness and generosity and remember you to the Lord.
Please send your donation to:(For Peso Account)
Account Name: Baptistine Children’s Educational Foundation Inc.
Account Number: 004750031448
Bank: BDO Bicutan
(For Dollar Account)
Account Name: The Superior of CSSJB – Phil. Inc.
Account Number: 2574-0384-59
Bank: BPI North Green Hills, San Juan, M.M.
Swift Code (BIC): BOPIPHMM
CHILDREN'S HOME VIRAC, CATANDUANES
The Saint Alfonso Ma. Fusco Children’s Home was built to address the pressing need to promote the well-being of malnourished children especially those who come from the poor villages. In 1985, the Children’s Home was officially established as a non-profit organization and accredited by the government as a rehabilitation center.
HOLY CROSS CHILDREN’S HOME TABACO, ALBAY
The Holy Cross Children’s Home Community is a Center-based residence for malnourished children. It gives an opportunity to those who are at risk and highly vulnerable children to experience a loving and safe home, that provides holistic formation that will contribute better and responsible members of society. The community values the Christian formation of the children that includes catechism, sacramental celebrations, and devotion to Mother Mary and the Saints.
Likewise, the children are provided with various personality and skill-enhancing activities which aim to enhance personal growth and sense of individual and social responsibilities. The loving presence of the Sisters helps the children to recover their sense of self.
CSSJB Children's Home in Tabaco, Albay catered some evacuees at the nearby poor community during the typhoon Rolly.