On behalf of Bahay Tuluyan and the victims of the recent fires in Malate and Tondo, we want to send a very big thank you to all our friends who donated goods or money to our recent fire appeal.
Since the fires, which took place on 18 August 2017, Bahay Tuluyan has been able to assist over 100 families with relief goods, shelter and food. We continue to shelter an average of 30 families in our center in Manila every night and we are in the process of distributing cash assistance to families to enable them to either rebuild or rent another house.
Each week our Mobile Unit is providing some child-friendly respite and feeding up to 50 indigenous families who are sheltering in makeshift tents in a public space in Malate. Many fire victims are also participating in activities in our Drop-In Center
The situation for many families remains extremely difficult as they make do without the basic necessities and work to rebuild their lives. In this difficult time, your generosity has made a big difference. We are so grateful for your support.