2013 XS Calamity Drives

 

 

Artwork by Mr. Mark Esquibel, NExT Team

Artwork by Mr. Mark Esquibel, NExT Team

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3 December 2013

Dear Members of the Xavier Community,

Soon after St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius Loyola, and their companions had organized themselves into the future Society of Jesus, they thought of going to the Holy Land to offer themselves for service there. Traveling in those days was a major undertaking, and they had to wait for several months to see if they could arrange passage to the Holy Land. During this period, they spent their time working in hospitals, which in those days operated under very primitive conditions, a far cry from what we have today.

It is this image of Francis Xavier, with all his skills and education, tending to the sick and the needy, that inspires us on his feastday this year. Though highly educated (most of them were fellow students at the University of Paris), the first Jesuits always took the time to look after the poor. This dedication to those who suffer at the margins of society has become a hallmark of Jesuit education.

Since August, Xavier School has been inviting you to extend a helping hand to the victims of calamities in our country. I would like to report to you that our disaster relief operations this year generated 3,615,610.54 pesos, and funds are still coming in from the latest fundraising projects such as the flea market (Renew and Rebuild Visayas) last November 29.

Of this amount, we have spent the following:

Relief goods for Maring and Habagat victims, including XS faculty and staff Php     398,722.00
Zamboanga siege relief and rehab operations, Ateneo de Zamboanga            504,399.15
Yolanda relief operations of Loyola College of Culion, Palawan            150,000.00
Yolanda relief operations of Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu            150,000.00
Yolanda relief operations of Ateneo de Iloilo            150,000.00

Fr Karel San Juan, SJ, President of Ateneo de Zamboanga, has provided us with this brief report:

The Ateneo de Zamboanga University provided relief goods to five (5) evacuation centers in five barangays in Zamboanga City during the height of the siege in September. After the siege, AdZU is engaged in rehabilitation and reconstruction work through the following: 1) providing psycho-social trauma and stress debriefing for affected individuals and communities especially children, 2) providing short, medium, and long-term assistance for displaced communities in terms of early recovery and livelihood development, 3) working with leaders in city government, barangays, religious and peace advocacy groups for reflection, healing, confidence building, and culturally-sensitive rehabilitation process.

In a desire to use our collected funds wisely, we still have a balance of about two million pesos from the Yolanda drive which we will use for further relief operations as we approach Christmas, and to assist an adopted community in the Eastern Visayas. We will probably partner with Gawad Kalinga to build low-cost housing for those who are rebuilding their lives after the typhoon.

We also received many donations in kind, and the recipients of these goods are detailed in the attachment below.

As we recall the compassionate heart of St Francis Xavier, we also take inspiration from Pope Francis, his namesake and fellow Jesuit, whose words and deeds these past months have demonstrated for us the love and mercy of God. With these two holy men to guide us, we derive strength to untiringly reach out to the poor and needy.

Thank you very much to all who have contributed to our relief efforts by donating in cash and in kind, or by volunteering their time and services. May the Lord bless you abundantly this Christmas and always.

St. Francis Xavier, pray for us.  Luceat Lux!

 

Sincerely,

(sgd.)

Fr. Aristotle C. Dy, SJ

School President

 

XAVIER SULONG “HABAGAT” (August 2013)

 

Beneficiaries

Goods

Quantity

Contact Person

 

ERDA Tech

Relief Packs 300

XS

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Q.C.

Relief Packs 250

c/o Fr. Xave

San Pedro, Laguna

Relief Packs  Clothes, towels, bedsheets, etc.Shoes 3,01533 sacks/boxes3 sacks

Ms. Kitten Campos

Minsac Cavite

Relief PacksClothesShoesBedsheets 5002 sacks2 sacks2 sacks

c/o Fr. Xave

RVM Sisters

St. Bartolome Parish, Meycauyan, Bulacan

Relief Packs 200

Ms. Tess Oliva (former CLE teacher)

Brgy. San Rafael, Noveleta, Cavite

Relief Packs 300

Ms. Nini Angeles

(Music teacher)

Pampanga

Relief Packs 500

Rep. Bondoc (Alumnus)

Malolos, Bulacan and Fairview, Q.C.

Relief packs 100

c/o Fr. Xave

Social Action Center, Pampanga

Relief Packs 300

c/o Fr. Xave

 

XAVIER SULONG MULI “YOLANDA” (November 2013)

 

Beneficiaries/Insititutions/Destination

Goods

Quantity

Contact Person

 

CARITAS MANILA

Capiz

Ormoc, Pilar, Samar

Dagami, Leyte

Relief bags

2,844

Ms. Hilda Abedillo/Ms. Gina Santos

562-0020 loc. 24/27

Instant noodles

143 boxes

Crackers/Biscuits

38 boxes

Water (different volumes)

802 boxes

10 kg Rice

3 sacks

25 kg Rice

3 sacks

2 kg Rice

24 packs

50 kg Rice

108 sacks

Various drinks

46 cases

Sardines

46 boxes

Canned meat

40 boxes

Ulalamm food products

4 boxes

Brown Sugar

1 box

Chips

33 packs

Unilever products (toiletries)Assorted toiletriesHapee toothpaste in sachets (144’s)

41sacks

17 boxes

31 boxes

Assorted clothes

1 lot

58 sacks

27 boxes

Old shoes and slippersNew rubber slippers 8 boxes/sacks15 sacks

Beddings/linens/towels

5 boxes

5 sacks

Mats/Banig

547 pieces

Beneficiaries/Insititutions/Destination

Goods

Quantity

Contact Person

Antique

Relief bags

300

Mr. Allen Silvano/Mrs. Siony Tan

Guiuan, Samar

Relief bags

100

Ms. Marge Duavit (Grade 1 parent) in coordination with Assumption batch ’87 and PCSO (c/o Marge Juico)

Old clothes

20 boxes

Culion, Palawan (for Fr. Jody Magtoto, SJ)

Coron, Busuanga

(Fr. Amurao)

Sara, Iloilo

(thru Sharon and Monica Mitra)

Relief Bags

170

Ms. Sharon Mitra and

Ms. Monica Mitra

Sardines

27 boxes

Canned meat

40 boxes

Instant noodles

40 boxes

Assorted biscuits and cookies

28 boxes

Sugar

2 sacks

Old clothes

37 boxes and

10 sacks

Plastic sleeping mats

6 sacks

Toiletries

5 boxes

Medicines

3 boxes

Bottled water

123 boxes

Sara, Iloilo

Relief bags

20

Ms. Sharon Mabasa Mitra

                        Sardines (100’s)

4 boxes

Instant noodles

6 boxes

Milk (24’s)

12 boxes

Hapee toothpaste (144’s)

17 boxes

Biogenic alcohol (72’s)

10 boxes

Plastic sleeping mats

100 pcs.

Flannel blankets (queen)

15 pieces

Rice

2 sacks

Old clothes

1 sack

Visayas (with the help of the AFP)

Relief bags

1,000

Ms. Sharon Mabasa Mitra

Tabuc, Suba, Jaro, Iloilo (with the help of the AFP)

Relief bags

60

Ms. Sharon Mitra and Ms. Monica Mitra

Sardines (100’s)

15 cases

Bottled water

57 cases

Instant noodles

11 boxes

Assorted biscuits

14 pails/boxes

Chips

13 packs

Assorted medicines

8 boxes

Rice (50kg)

7 sacks

Sleeping mats

450 pieces

Flashlights

1 box

Old clothes/ toys

1 lot

 

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