Please keep visiting this page for updates about Victory’s ongoing relief efforts for #OdettePH
As of January 28, 2022
As we look forward to 2022 with hope, let’s continue to pray and stand with our fellow countrymen who are still recovering from the onslaught of Typhoon Odette. Because of your generosity, we have continued efforts to bless the communities through our different churches, so they fully recover and rebuild their lives.
Here are the latest updates:
Cebu. Together, we served communities that were severely displaced. On January 8, we blessed 200 families from Barangay Tejero. Through this initiative, we were able to build a partnership with the local barangay, opening up doors to continually minister to young people through our campus ministry and Real LIFE foundation.
We also partnered with several organizations and agencies in the province to serve different families. In partnership with YGG and the Philippine Army, we sent relief to over 2000 households seeking refuge in the Cebu International Convention Center, Mandaue.
In Lapu-Lapu, we partnered with the Department for the Urban Poor to bless 4200 families in Barangay Mactan alone. We also reached 80 families who haven’t received relief for more than 14 days since the typhoon hit in Barang Umpad and blessed its neighboring community with a generator to help with their power and water supply.
Kabankalan. Despite being severely affected, the call to help brought many individuals and communities together. In less than a week since the relief operations, we were able to serve more than 4,000 families across several barangays. Last December 29, we gave 746 packs of relief to nearby cities and municipalities South of Negros Occidental. We are now providing materials and assistance to rebuild homes for several families in the coming weeks.
Palawan. On January 12, we reached the communities in Roxas, providing relief packs to 200 families. These families are still short on supply, as COVID-19 cases increase across the entire region.
Surigao. Because it takes months to fully restore power, many people travel just to charge their phones and reach out for help outside Surigao. We gave 95 solar lights and chargers as communities slowly rebuild. We provided assistance to families so they can purchase materials as well.
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As of December 28, 2021
With nearly 4 million individuals affected across Visayas and Mindanao, we were able to extend help through our different Victory churches in the regions. Through your generosity, we distributed water, relief packs, hygiene kits, solar lamps, and noche buena packages and are currently coordinating to help rebuild homes in the coming weeks.
Here are the latest updates:
Bohol and Cebu. Bohol and Cebu are under a state of calamity, facing a shortage of water and food supplies. We responded by sending drinking water to affected families and providing food packs after the typhoon hit. To date, we provided over 100 food packs in Bohol through our church in the city. In Cebu, more than 500 boxes of bottled water, 120 liters of gasoline, and 120 solar lamps were supplied to affected communities. We also provided 4 generator sets across Cebu.
Negros Occidental. Kabankalan was one of the severely hit cities in Negros. Our churches in Bacolod, Kabankalan, and Silay mobilized teams that visited homes and served 5,000 families in different barangays. We gave 100 units of solar lamps and 3 generators while waiting for power to be restored in the area.
Negros Oriental. Bais, Bindoy, and Manjuyod are about 1 to 2 hours away from Dumaguete. Through Victory Dumaguete, we provided access to water and electricity by setting up charging and water stations and distributing relief packs to affected communities.
Palawan. The typhoon damaged almost 70 to 80% of infrastructure in Northern Palawan alone. Barangay Irawan in Puerto Princesa was one of the hard-hit areas, where several families lost homes and it will take a long time to rebuild. On Christmas eve, we had the opportunity to provide 79 Noche Buena packages and give a message of hope to several households. Six families from our church community were also given financial assistance to help them rebuild their homes.
Southern Leyte. Victory Tacloban, along with our church planting team in Ormoc, extended help by preparing 500 relief packs with food, drinking water, and clothing. Together, we served over 380 families in Barangay Banahao, Hitawos, Pamigsian, and Pintuyan. We partnered with the local government to send the remaining 111 relief packs to Barangay Olisihan and Dao, which are currently hard to reach.
Our relief efforts in these provinces will continue as communities rebuild and recover what they have lost.
Let’s continually pray for the affected families and our churches in the regions who are serving as God’s hands and feet in a time of great need. Let us pray for our nation as we rebuild in faith together.
As of December 21, 2021
Since super typhoon Odette entered the Philippines, at least 375 people were killed and 56 are missing, and 500 more were injured because of the recent calamity. Kabankalan, Surigao, and Bohol lost access to electricity and water supply. Majority lost homes and are seeking temporary shelter in evacuation centers. It will take approximately 3-4 months for these provinces to fully recover.
As of December 19, our Victory churches in these areas and nearby provinces immediately organized relief efforts. Victory Bacolod, Silay, and Kabankalan are giving away relief packs and speaking comfort and hope throughout the affected cities. Another team is visiting houses of church members needing help to rebuild homes.
In Dumaguete City, our church provided 5,000L drinking water immediately after the storm and is currently coordinating for goods to be distributed to more families. In Surigao, our Victory Butuan church, together with our church planting team in the area, is coordinating with the local officials to give relief packs and hygiene kits to be given to hard-hit areas.
Knowing that families in several provinces will be spending Christmas rebuilding lives, our desire is to bring a message of hope and light in a dark hour.
Together, let’s continually pray for the affected families, our churches in the provinces and our nation.
- Pray for affected families that they would experience God’s comfort and hope through the gospel as they rebuild and recover what is lost.
- Pray for our local churches in the provinces as they organize relief efforts towards affected members, families and communities.
- Pray that the revelation of Jesus’ birth in a lowly manger assure us that God is near and He is faithful in our nation.
More than providing for their physical needs, we want to give our countrymen the hope that can only be found in Christ and can never be snatched away by any calamity. Thank you for your generosity and for your heart to bless our countrymen.
As of December 18, 2021
Typhoon Odette entered the Philippine area of responsibility on December 16, 2021 and has intensified into a super typhoon right before its landfall in the southeastern part of the country. The provinces that were severely affected are Agusan del Norte, Bohol, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Lanao del Sur, Negros Oriental and Occidental, Palawan, and Southern Leyte.
Thousands were asked to evacuate for safety because of the strong winds and flooding in many areas, and several families lost their homes. Several parts of Leyte and the Visayas region have no access to electricity and roads access is difficult. Communication is also challenging in several areas across the regions.
We have teams reaching out to the affected areas and our countrymen and extending help to families who will be rebuilding homes at Christmastime. We will post more updates in the coming weeks.
Together, let’s pray for the affected families, rescue workers, and our nation.
- Pray for the families who are rebuilding their homes at Christmastime.
- Pray that they would experience God’s comfort and hope through the gospel. May the revelation of Jesus’ birth in a lowly manger assure them that God is near and He is faithful in their midst.
More than providing for their physical needs, we want to give our countrymen the hope that can only be found in Christ and can never be snatched away by any calamity. Thank you for your generosity and for your heart to bless our countrymen. God bless you and keep you safe!