ABC Students Affected by Fire in
Bacolod City, Philippines
On 17th of February in the early hours of a school day, fire broke out in Barangay 10 in Bacolod city, Philippines from where many children attend ABC Bacolod School in YMCA building. As the news broke out the children in the school started panicking and even crying because they knew their houses could be burned down as well. They wanted to rush to the site but the ABC management and teachers calmed them down, prayed with them and asked them to stay in the school because it is safer here and let the firemen do their job.
As a result of this fire a total of 49 houses were burned down and 11 of ABC students were left homeless. The reason for so much destruction is that this is a squatter area and small wooden shelters are built attached to each other.
The local government stepped in and provided emergency help and relief but the future of all of these families hangs in the balance because they will not be allowed to go back and rebuild their houses in the same place. While we wait to hear about the next steps to be taken by the local authorities, we would like to ask you to contribute, whatever God impresses on your heart, to an emergency fund to help these families get back to their normal life as soon as possible.
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