News Release

Tagum Philippines (Diocese) Responds with Unity and Compassion in Face of Natural Disaster

Unity in Service: The Tagum Philippines (Diocese) Response to Natural Disaster

In the wake of devastating floods and landslides in Davao del Norte, the Tagum Philippines (Diocese) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sprung into action, extending aid and support to affected communities. Led by dedicated church leaders and buoyed by the spirit of service, the response has been nothing short of remarkable.

Under the guidance of President Edwin A. Espiritu and his counselors, alongside the support of Elder Kenneth G. Lee from the Area Seventy, the Tagum Philippines (Diocese) has rallied together to provide assistance where it's needed most. With over 1,300 food packs distributed and a team of more than 100 volunteers on the ground, the church has been a beacon of hope amidst the darkness of disaster.

Partnering with the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), led by Brother Nelson Casiano as the DavNor Chapter President, the church has received additional support in the form of essential supplies, including 30 sacks of rice. This collaborative effort ensures that aid reaches those most severely impacted by the deluge, offering comfort and sustenance in their time of need.

Moreover, this initiative has served as a unifying force, bringing together various church groups such as the Humanitarian Services, Relief Society, and Tagum Communication Council. Through their collective efforts, they have forged strong partnerships with community organizations, reinforcing the church's commitment to serving and uplifting those around them.

As the Tagum Philippines (Diocese) continues to extend a helping hand to its neighbors, it embody the timeless principle that charity never fails. In the face of adversity, its unwavering dedication to service shines brightly, illuminating the path to hope and healing for all.

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