On January 12th, the Taal volcano in the Philippines erupted, spewing ash up to nine miles in the air. Over 50,000 people had to evacuate the nearby areas. Homes, farms, and businesses were damaged by a thick layer of heavy ash.
Nadelia was working as a housekeeper at a home near the volcano when it began to erupt.
“I wasn’t able to sleep that night. The ashes and rocks from the volcano were hitting the roof and the ground kept shaking… I just prayed the whole night for the roof to hold up and for us to be saved.”
In the weeks that followed, ADRA provided bedding kits to 1,192 of the families located in the evacuation centres, as well as cash assistance of P1,500 to 2,250 families so that they could meet their immediate needs. Additionally, thousands of face masks were distributed to those in the area.
Your support of our emergency relief fund enables us to quickly help families like Nadelia’s during times of crisis.