Published Jan. 17, 2018 @ 1:10 p.m.;

Updated Jan. 18, 2018 @ 11:11 a.m.

PASIG CITY – Operation Blessing Philippines is responding to the needs of 1,000 families (more or less 7,000 individuals) affected by the ash fall and in danger of rockfalls, landslides, and sudden explosions of the Mayon Volcano.
Here’s how you can send your support:
For its initial help, Operation Blessing will be distributing dust masks and food to people in its adopted evacuation sites, Bariw High School and Baligang Elementary School, with the help of the local partners in Albay. Operation Blessing is also planning to set up a medical station in Bariw High School to provide free healthcare to the evacuees.
A State of Calamity has been declared over the province of Albay yesterday after the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology recommended the wider danger zone on Sunday as it raised Alert Level 3, which means an “increased tendency toward eruption.”
As our partners, you can help by donating cash, to help us mobilize the team and the resources needed. But more than this, you can help us in praying for the Philippines and the safety of our affected kababayans in Albay.
FOR YOUR DONATIONS, visit this link:

Photos courtesy of Mayor Ding Baldo