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Typhoon Koppu Relief

In terms of sheer strength and scope of destruction, Typhoon Koppu (known locally as Lando) was the worst storm to hit the Philippines this year, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). It hit the Philippines in the middle of October.

The CCM Board immediately identified areas that they can reach to give help to. As normal, CCM wanted to coordinate with churches. The pastor of the church in Pampanga, one of the badly hit provinces in the North of the Philippines, coordinated with nearby churches for the relief distribution. 

As soon as possible CCM purchased the relief goods, organised a day of re-packing (so each relief pack has the right amount of the different goods), and then scheduled a date to go to the affected area.

October 27 the team set out to the areas, it was still flooded when they arrived, and the devastation that the storm left was clearly visible.

The people gathered by the pastors were already there in the area.

As always Relief operation starts with the preaching of the gospel. The pastor of the area shared the Word of God in their local dialect.

800 families received food packs.