Cebu Archdiocese to send aid to victims of Surigao quake

CEBU CITY -- The Cebu Archdiocese will extend help to the victims of Friday night’s 6.7-magnitude earthquake in Surigao City that killed at least six people and injured over 120 others.

The earthquake also destroyed or damaged infrastructure, roads, bridges and homes that forced affected residents into evacuation centers.

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has appealed for donations in cash and in kind coursed through the different parishes and church-based organizations.

“This is part of the mystery of life. And in times like this, may our trust in God strengthen us. Let us show our solidarity and support to our brothers and sisters,” the Cebu prelate said.

Palma called on all parish priests, team moderators and leaders of lay movements to take the lead in gathering donations for victims of the earthquake.

“I commissioned our Cebu Caritas to gather or solicit donations as well as our parishes to have second collections intended for the victims of the Surigao earthquake as soon as possible,” he said.

Palma also extended his “prayers of solidarity to everyone affected by the earthquake especially those whose loved ones died.” (PNA)
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