LifeNets Assists Victims of
Super Typhoon Parma in the Philippines

posted March 14, 2010

Storm tracking map

The super typhoon raged for several weeks in October/November 2009 and claimed more than 1100 lives in the Northern Philippines.

LifeNets assisted a number of families mostly in San Fabian, Pangasina, about 150 miles north of Manila, who either lost their homes or suffered severe storm and flood damage.  We even helped a few get their small back enterprise back up and running. 

Here are the comments from the people who were assisted by LifeNets after they had been damaged by the flooding:

 “We used the money to hire additional help to clean the mud from our belongings like furniture, appliances and even the whole house.  We also bought  food for the family.” -   San Fabian, Pangasinan

 “The amount given to us, we bought food, clothing and school uniforms to replace the damaged ones. The rest we used to re-start our uling (charcoal) repacking and selling business.” –    widow with 3 children from San Fabian, Pangasinan

 “The money was used for our daily expenses, purchased school supplies and clothes for the children. The rest was used for our household expenses.”  -

 “We used the money to re-open our small store which went underwater during the flooding”. – family in  San Fabian, Pangasinan

 “We used the financial assistance to buy clothes for our family especially our 5 month baby. We also bought much needed food for our family.” –  from San Fabian, Pangasinan

For more on the storm, take a look at the Wikipedia entry