Preparation, humanitarian aid, faith help in Philippines flood recovery

With help from the Church and its partners, members in the Philippines are still recovering from the flooding that began on August 7, 2012, when more than half a month’s worth of rain poured on the capital city of Manila in less than 24 hours.

A recent report from the Church’s Welfare Services puts the number of stakes and districts affected at 35—approximately 10,000 members. More than 400 meetinghouses are being used as evacuation areas for those in need—members and nonmembers.

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