Tzu Chi Relief for Leyte
Having experienced the wrath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013, Leyteños moved quickly with the coming of Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) on December 16, 2021. In Ormoc Tzu Chi Great Love Village, residents were brought to an evacuation center where local government provided collapsible tents and volunteers cooked and fed them warm porridge. Sets of clothes were also distributed to evacuees who didn’t have enough time to bring personal belongings with them.
Volunteers in Manila organized the airlifting of 3,000 Taiwan blankets to Tacloban. They also coordinated with Metrobank the release of financial aid to beneficiaries. Metrobank’s branch in Sogod, Southern Leyte, served 1,978 families.