More volunteers needed

MORE volunteers are needed to repack relief goods for the flood victims in the city.

 Col. Nolasco Mempin, Task Force Davao commander, is appealing to good-hearted Davaoenos to help in the operation to repack goods to be distributed to families affected by tropical storm Vinta.

 The packing operation is conducted at the TFD headquarters inside the Sta. Ana Pier. Authorities are targeting to finish the repacking on Dec. 31.

 The city government has identified 25 barangays affected by the storm affecting 18,500 families.

 On Christmas Day, the City Council declared a state of calamity and cited the urgent need “to revitalize the economic stability and to give much needed help to the people” affected by Vinta.

 Vinta partly hit the city on Dec. 22.

 The councilors said the storm “gravely affected a large number of families and caused severe damage on agriculture and government infrastructure in the different barangays of the City, which (needs) relief operations, reconstruction, rehabilitation and provision of basic services.”

 With the declaration of the state of calamity, the City Council authorize Mayor Sara Duterte to utilize the P83.4 million calamity fund to aid in its residents’ relief goods, medical, and financial needs.

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