In the middle of November 2020, the Philippines was hit by Typhoon Vamco (known locally as Typhoon Ulysses), which left in its wake loss of life, severe flooding and damage amounting to millions of euro.
Typhoon Vamco was the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in seven years and the community of 25 OLSH Sisters have been ministering to badly affected families in two very poor areas of Manila.
“In the face of such damage, it is hard to know how to help and what to do,”
writes Sr Ruth S. Yburan FDNSC, Regional Leader of the Daughters of Our Lady
of the Sacred Heart in the Philippines.
The initial focus was on providing emergency aid such as food and water to families who have been left destitute and displaced by the typhoon, and now, the Sisters are helping people to rebuild their lives, starting with purchasing the necessary materials to help people to restore homes that were demolished by the storm.