Relentless rains have ravaged many cities in the Luzon area of the Philippines during the first week of August 2012. Although there was no actual typhoon recorded, the harsh monsoon rains have caused extreme flooding, landslides, power blackouts, the breakage of infrastructures, and the displacement of numerous families. ALT, once again, felt the necessity to extend their hands and help out those in need.
On the 10th of August 2012, ALT visited the Don Bosco School – Manila, which is owned and administered by the Salesian Sisters of St. John Bosco. The sisters have opened up their institution as a refugee center for the evacuated families during the brunt of the monsoon rains. Although the flood has receded, the people around the area are still in need of basic supplies like food and drinks, clothes, medicine and the like, which ALT is fortunate enough to be able to provide. ALT brought ready-to-eat, easy-to-open and easy-to-cook food and drink packages, which are to be repacked and distributed among the families in need.
ALT prays for the all those who were affected by the monsoon rains and hopes for all the best for the Philippines in the future.