‘We can start rebuilding our home’: OB helps fishermen’s families in Bohol 

Families of fishermen who suffered from Typhoon Odette received construction materials like GI sheets and plywood from CBN Asia’s humanitarian arm, Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, last March 1 at Getafe, Bohol.  

Ebsel Bone, a fisherman’s wife, was one of the survivors when Typhoon Odette devastated their province in 2021. The aftermath of the typhoon left them with just the clothes on their backs as they immediately evacuated to Jandayan Elementary School.  

In the evacuation area, her family, together with other survivors, waited for help from the government.

“The government was quick to respond, providing us with a tarpaulin sheet to use as a roof,” Ebsel said.  

The family did not have enough money to build a proper roof for their home, they used the tarpaulin sheet as their roof for months. When the tarpaulin sheet leaked, the family adjusted their sleeping positions to avoid getting wet by the pouring rain.  

It was a good thing that Operation Blessing went to their community and chose Ebsel’s family as one of its beneficiaries for their disaster response project.

“Finally, we can start rebuilding our home, where we can feel safe and secure. Thank you, Operation Blessing!” said Ebsel.  

In partnership with the 702nd CDC, 7RCDG, Reserve Command, 47th Katapatan Infantry Battalion, Tagbilaran City’s local government unit, and the Bohol Evangelical Pastors Association, Operation Blessing gave construction materials for the fishermen’s families and other survivors in Bohol so that they can build their homes and start anew. 

Do you want to help our countrymen who have suffered from natural disasters? You can donate to Operation Blessing. Visit https://operationblessing.ph/donate-now/.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Recent News & Stories

Giving Beyond Your Ability

Have you ever found yourself giving selflessly, even when facing personal struggles? Meet Elen Cutamora, a dedicated grade school teacher...

Are You Anxious About a Major Exam?

If you’re stressing over an upcoming examination, Enrico Pavia’s story might be the encouragement that you need. Exams can be...

When Others Count You Out, Count on God to Help You!

Imagine the pressure of being the last hope of your family toward reaching a better life. For Angelica Baculinao, that...