Citizens Disaster Response Center | CDRC

2,000 families left homeless in Paco fire

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Jan 10

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Some 2,000 families or 6,000 individuals were left homeless after a fire struck Paco, Manila last January 13.
The fire hit the four densely populated Barangays of 821, 822, 823 and 824 at Gomez and Canonigo streets.
The fire lasted from five thirty in the afternoon (5:30 PM) until eight in the evening (8:00 PM).
A month old baby reportedly died in the fire and a person succumbed to death due to heart attack. An undetermined number of people were also hurt during the fire.
The affected families are temporarily staying at the Manuel Roxas Elem. School, Canonigo Covered Court, and Canonigo Basketball Court.
Most of them are sleeping on mats and paper boards, while others made do with the cold concrete floor.
Barangay 824 Chairman Manuel Cayanan said 90% of the affecetd families are dependent on relief and donations for food and other needs.
There were 3,600 children affected, and most of them had to stop schooling after they lost most of their school things to the fire.
Appeal for support
Based on the damage, needs and capacity  assessment conducted by CDRC’s regional center in the National Capital region, the Community Response for Enlightenement, Service and Transformation (CREST), the affected communities are in need of food and non-food items such as:
Food (rice, sugar, canned goods,cooking oil, coffee, bottled water, noodles)
Non-food (sleeping mat, blankets, medicine, laundry soap, kitchen utensils)

DSCI0987Some 2,000 families or 6,000 individuals were left homeless after a fire struck Paco, Manila last January 13.

The fire hit the four densely populated Barangays of 821, 822, 823 and 824 at Gomez and Canonigo streets.  It lasted from five thirty in the afternoon (5:30 PM) until eight in the evening (8:00 PM).

A month old baby reportedly died in the fire and a person succumbed to death due to heart attack. An undetermined number of people were also hurt during the fire.

The affected families are temporarily staying at the Manuel Roxas Elem. School, Canonigo Covered Court, and Canonigo Basketball Court.

Most of them are sleeping on mats and paper boards, while others made do with the cold concrete floor.

Barangay 824 Chairman Manuel Cayanan said 90% of the affecetd families are dependent on relief and donations for food and other needs.

There were 3,600 children affected, and most of them had to stop schooling after they lost most of their school things to the fire.

Appeal for support

Based on the damage, needs and capacity  assessment conducted by CDRC’s regional center in the National Capital region, the Community Response for Enlightenement, Service and Transformation (CREST), the affected communities are in need of food and non-food items such as:

  • Food (rice, sugar, canned goods,cooking oil, coffee, bottled water, noodles)
  • Non-food (sleeping mat, blankets, medicine, laundry soap, kitchen utensils, school supplies)

Donations may be sent through the following:

Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC)

72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes, Quezon City, 1104 Philippines

Tel. # (632) 929-9820 / 22

Dollar Account

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center

Account Number:  2636-0015-83

Bank:  Metrobank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Peso Account

Account Name:  Citizens’ Disaster Response Center

Account Number:  1560-6430-16

Bank:  China Bank, Examiner Branch

Bank Address: Corner Examiner and Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines

Community Response for Enlightenement, Service and Transformation (CREST)

1235 Trece de Agosto st., Paco, Manila

Tel. # (632) 562-4014 / 7030423

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