Just like a wrecking ball, typhoon Yolanda turned most parts of the Visayas region into ruins. Whole trees and houses, overturned vehicles, dead bodies, and many other things scattered everywhere, leaving most of the provinces in a devastating condition. Many people lost not only their properties and livelihood, but also many if not all of their loved ones. However, random acts of kindness for the victims of typhoon Yolanda also flooded the said region. Heroes have also emerged amid the rubble, giving hope to those who despair. 

During times of disaster, helping our brothers and sisters who cry for help is not a choice but something that each of us must do as children of God. And this is what Angelicum College did. Three days after the typhoon hit the country, the Office of the Religious Affairs launched the Relief Operation and appealed to the learners, parents, and employees for donations. After a week, the school was able to prepare 831 relief packs which Mrs. Irene B. Gopez, Coordinator of the Campus Ministry, donated to the centralized Relief Operation of the Dominican Family.

The spirit of charity and volunteerism in Angelicum College was again displayed as the learners, through the BEC Youth Volunteers, employees, parents, alumni, and even the maintenance personnel all worked hand in hand to prepare and deliver the relief goods to the Sto. Domingo Convent.

We are certain that the people of the Visayas region will rise again because each of us possesses a heart that cares and a hand that shares, always ready to respond to the call of God to love the least of His brethren. 

Contributor: Ms. Irene B. Gopez

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