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In the town of Tolosa on Leyte island, where Typhoon Haiyan (locally called Yolanda) caused great devastation, Filipinos can now sign up for food or household supplies. A portion of MCC donations is supplying 3,750 families on Leyte island with a one-time food basket and 2,250 families with nonfood items. This distribution is carried out in partnership with Church World Service and its partner, International Children’s Action Network (ICAN).

MCC is grateful for its generous donors who have given us the privilege of addressing needs for shelter, food, disaster response training, mediation and trauma healing after the typhoon. A shipment of canned meat is scheduled this week and other longer-term responses are in the planning process.

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