USAID grants $100,000 to PRC
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) will distribute emergency relief commodities to more families in Isabela who were affected by Typhoon Juan (international name: Megi), following a $100,000 grant from United States Agency International Development (USAID) yesterday.
The $100,000 grant shall be used to purchase and deliver non-food items (e.g., mosquito nets, blankets, plastic mats and water container) and hygiene kits to 1,645 families in Isabela who were greatly affected by Juan when it unleashed its rage in Northern Luzon on October 18.
PRC already conducted relief operation in some barangays in Ilagan town and assessment in Maconacon and Divilacan in Isabela.
Citing data from Isabela Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), PRC Operation Center reported that Typhoon Juan affected more than 135,000 families and totally damaged at least 18,000 houses in the province.
"The USAID grant will be very helpful to the typhoon-affected families in Isabela. I hope this will also open doors for donation from other agencies so that PRC can continue carrying out its mission of helping the most vulnerable in times of disasters," said PRC Chairman Richard Gordon.