Butuan City- As of November 19, 2013, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga had already augmented nineteen (19) staff to the super typhoon “Yolanda’ ravaged Leyte to provide assistance needed.
A Food Hub is positioned in Ormoc City to have a place where the goods are directly transported from Surigao City before distribution to neighboring municipalities. This is supervised by Assistant Regional Director for Operations, Mita G.Lim.
The augmented workers served in the distribution of relief goods and also performed other services. They also crafted special reports, did administrative and clerical jobs, made referrals to clients, attended meetings, coordinated for vehicles and other needed tasks.
There were 55,000 family packs, 3,000 boxes of bottled water and 1,300 boxes of biscuits already distributed to eighteen (18) municipalities in Leyte. Each family pack amounts to 285.36 Php and each contains three (3) kilos of rice, six (6) pieces of noodles, three (3) cans of corned beef, three (3) cans of sardines and six (6) sachets of 3-in-1 coffee.
DSWD Caraga is still in its ongoing operation of packing additional relief goods through a number of volunteers at the Relief Operation Center situated in Surigao City.
The Field Office is also accepting food and non-food donations. Groups or individuals can drop their donations at DSWD Field Office Caraga, Pili Drive, Butuan City. ### (Eunice G. Montaos/Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Caraga)