CFC ANCOP E. Samar Builds Shelters for Yolanda Survivors
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Vanessa M. Punto - ESTE! Eastern Samar News and Views
As an answer to the urgent need of Yolanda survivors, part of ministry of the Couples for Christ (CFC), the Answering the Cry of the Poor (ANCOP), constructs homes for families in Hernani and San Policarpo.
Bishop Crispin Varquez, the Bishop of the Diocese of Borongan visited the shelter sites in Hernani on February 16, 2014 to support the endeavor and to encourage the CFC members in E. Samar to construct shelters for Yolanda victims.
The CFC – ANCOP released a substantial amount for shelter reconstruction excluding lumber, labor, and transportation expenses. The said amount was utilized by CFC E. Samar in the procurement of shelter materials.
It was a team effort and bayanihan with a number of CFC and non-CFC volunteers from San Policarpo, Oras, Dolores, Can-Avid, San Julian, Hernani, Llorente, Sulangan, and Quinapondan who lend a hand in the construction of eleven houses in Brgy. Binugawan, San Policarpo, and in three barangays in Hernani namely Brgy. Garawon, Brgy. Carmen, and in Brgy. 4 in the Poblacion.
The CFC – ANCOP which believes that faith has to be put into action through its ministry started the building of homes to its first beneficiaries in Brgy. Garawon, Hernani.
Included in the CFC – ANCOP plan is to give shelters to families in Brgy. Alugan, San Policarpo. The construction of shelters is expected to be complete by the end of February.
Each shelter is described to be five meters long and four meters wide, with concrete floor, plywood wall, nipa roof and uses coconut lumber.
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