News Release

Church of Jesus Christ Extends Aid to 90 Families Displaced by Fire in Muntinlupa

Ninety families residing in Barangay Poblacion, Muntinlupa City, gratefully welcomed volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as they gathered to distribute relief kits on March 1, 2024, at the Barangay Hall.

Just a week before this distribution, a devastating fire destroyed the homes of these families near Aplaya, Poblacion, and Muntinlupa, leaving them displaced. Currently, the victims and their families are temporarily relocated within several centers in the Barangay.

Various organizations have extended their support by donating relief goods, clothing, blankets, and other relief items. The Church, aided by volunteer members from Muntinlupa City, diligently repackaged and distributed relief goods to assist those affected. The relief packages included simple hygiene kits, basic kitchen utensils, water, and food supplies.

The members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Muntinlupa City gathered relief goods for 90 families displaced by a recent fire.2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.

Among those present during the relief items' distribution were Barangay Captain Allen Ampaya and leaders and volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Muntinlupa.

Expressing gratitude for the Church's assistance during this challenging period, Barangay Captain Allen Ampaya emphasized the importance of these relief goods in sustaining the lives of the victims and aiding in their recovery from the tragedy.

Youth volunteers from the Church also expressed appreciation for the opportunity to serve. Kurt Oñate, a youth from Muntinlupa 2nd Ward, shared that despite feeling tired from the packing process, he found fulfillment in being able to assist those in need.

Similarly, Tristan Bayona, another youth volunteer involved in distributing relief bags, reflected on the palpable impact of their efforts, attributing it to the guiding hand of the Lord. Despite their exhaustion, their spirits were lifted by the grateful faces of those they were able to help.

The Church, around the world, provides relief in situations of civil unrest, famine, and natural disasters by providing short-term resources such as food, water, shelter, clothing, medical supplies, and hygiene kits.

This response is accomplished under the direction of local leadership, often in conjunction with local and international relief organizations. Members help by distributing supplies and participating in cleanup.

When tragedy strikes, ward and stake leaders begin carrying out their emergency plan by gathering in a previously determined location where they can direct relief efforts.

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