Last January 12, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) rapidly raised Taal Volcano’s alert level from 2 to 4 after it spewed ashes, causing thousands of families from Talisay, Tanauan, Sto. Tomas, and other affected areas to evacuate for safety.

Amidst the said chaos, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines (OB), promptly responded to our kababayans who were severely affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.

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With the help of Operation Blessing’s #OneStepAhead campaign, its disaster response team gave out N95 face masks and food packs as they visited the towns affected last January 13, Monday, right after Taal Volcano showed signs of eruptive activities. Though displaced to safer grounds, the residents around the area are still facing different life-threatening situations and diseases.

There is an immediate need for food supplies such as:

  1. Rice
  2. Canned goods
  3. Drinking water
  4. Coffee
  5. Sugar
  6. Noodles

They also need hygiene kits, specifically:

  1. Shampoo
  2. Soap
  3. Toothpaste and toothbrush
  4. Towels
  5. Clothes
  6. Malong
  7. Blankets
  8. Sleeping mats
  9. Face masks
  10. Slippers
  11. Diapers
  12. Plates
  13. Drinking glasses/cups
  14. Utensils

Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines has been extending aid and support to the affected individuals because of the Taal Volcano Eruption in Batangas since the eruption. Disaster response efforts have been mobilized to help thousands of displaced families.

Please continue to support our cause. You can bring relief to thousands of families now in evacuation centers by partnering with us. To know more, visit

For more inquiries, please call us at (+632) 8663-4701, (+632) 8663-4710 or 0939-921-5543.