As a result of the devastation wrought by Typhoon Ondoy last weekend, BCBP leaders have operationalized the BCBP’s Calamity Fund with an initial fund from the National Office of P200,000. BOT Chairman Bobby Atendido and BCBP President Larry Veloso in their memorandum of September 29, 2009, are calling on all brothers and sisters to come to the rescue of those who have been affected by the typhoon’s flood waters by contributing to the Calamity Fund.

You may send your monetary donations to your respective Chapter or Outreach head or deposit the same directly to the BCBP Calamity Fund account: BCBP Calamity Fund, Bank of the Philippine Islands, C/A # 3561-0451-93.

Funds may be distributed to beneficiaries, whether BCBP members or residents of the areas most affected by the calamity, subject to the approval of the AMDs, Area Managing Directors, and the RCDs, Regional Council Directors, upon the recommendation of the respective Chapter and Outreach heads. Please coordinate all requests for assistance with the National Office, where you can get the guidelines for the availment of the calamity assistance. Implementation must be made in close coordination with NSC, National Service Coordinator, re Social Action Joey Avellana, National Treasurer Art dela Cruz, and the National Office c/o Loy Judan.

Even as the BCBP is still in the process of gathering information and feedback from our Chapters and Outreaches, Atendido and Veloso are issuing this call: “Let us all, as one community, continue to pray for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy. Let us all, in support of our distressed brothers and sisters, open our hearts and contribute to the BCBP Calamity Fund generously. Thank you for your kindness and generosity. God bless the BCBP!”

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BobbyL October 15, 2009 - 2:25 am

I would like to correct the impression that the BCBP Calamity fund is something operationalized only now with P200,000 from the National Office. It has actually been in operation for many years already. This fund has been used to assist brothers and sisters affected by disasters in Ormoc, Bicol, Boracay, Kalibo, Iloilo, Central Luzon, Zambales, and other places for at least the past 6 years.


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