January 15, 2022
Tzu Chi’s Relief for Odette Survivors
Tzu Chi Foundation volunteers from Manila, Cebu, Bohol, and Leyte quickly responded with rice distribution efforts and cash aid in areas severely affected by the storm. But the typhoon victims showed admirable resilience and selflessness in the face of overwhelming loss. As floodwaters rose to the second floor of the municipal hall, Bohol social worker Analou Luayon had the presence of mind to endorse a list of beneficiaries to her companions should she perish from the storm. In Cebu, Cecille Alcedera divided her rice relief with five neighbors. And men, women, and children did not hesitate to contribute to Tzu Chi coin banks. Indeed, blessings abound amid the devastation.