Typhoon, quake, bombing occur in CFCA areas
July 16, 2010
A typhoon in the Philippines, an earthquake in Chile and a bombing in Uganda had minor impact on some families in the CFCA program, according to initial reports.
Typhoon Conson swept over the island of Luzon in the Philippines July 14, causing high winds and flooding in Manila.
The Zamboanga project, south of Manila, was not affected. Legazpi and Manila projects reported damage to several homes belonging to sponsored members, but no injuries. No report has been received from projects in Quezon and Antipolo, most likely because the storm wiped out electricity.
CFCA serves more than 46,000 sponsored members in the Philippines.
Also on July 14, a series of tremors, including a 6.5 quake, struck the south-central coast of Chile. No damage was reported by CFCA’s Valparaiso project, which serves about 5,200 children, youth and aging members.
The bombing of a restaurant and sports club in Kampala, Uganda, July 11 during the World Cup soccer game impacted none of the 2,390 sponsored members, their families or staff in that country.