News Release

LDS Charities Storm Lawin (Haima) Rebuilding Efforts in Cagayan Province

LDS Charities and Mormon Helping Hands from the different stakes (archdioceses) in Tuguegarao provided 14,000 sheets of galvanized iron roofing materials to severely affected families in Cagayan Province. In coordination with the Provincial Social Welfare Development Office and the Office of the Governor, around 3,500 families received the much needed construction materials after Typhoon Lawin devastated many areas in Cagayan Province.



According to the information gathered from the provincial office, there were more than 140,000 families affected.  Several homes were totally destroyed while most were partially damaged. The galvanized iron sheets were distributed by 70 Mormon Helping Hands volunteers together with representatives from the 8 municipalities and 83 barangays in the province. The volunteers clocked in a total of 730 man-hours of service.


During the turnover, Governor Manuel Mamba acknowledged the assistance given by LDS Charities and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The provincial government assisted by providing four trucks which hauled the G.I. sheets to several barangays across the 8 municipalities. 


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