By the grace of God, two weeks after the HABAGAT (Philippine typhoon of August 6-8, 2012) flooded Brookside, Bagong Silangan, up to the roofs of 300 houses, the residents are now slowly picking up their lives, thanks to many donors’ generosity. All donations are sent immediately to partially provide the immediate needs of the flood victims and somehow alleviate the pain and suffering of the people.

Sr. Elvie Dizon of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (FMM), the nun-in-charge of the FMM community programs,

* has bought and distributed some necessities and canned goods to the flood victims;
* bought shoes for all the children of the school;
* bought school supplies for everything went underwater and couldn’t be used;
* bought materials for the repair of the fence at the back of the school (SMAS) which collapsed due to the force of the brook and the typhoon;
* rented large capacity washing machines for the laundry of the poor people’s clothes since everything they had were damaged with mud from the floods;
* coordinated a free volunteered medical mission for all residents (including ophthalmologist/optometrist examinations)
* conducts prayer-meetings to follow up on the need-to-know situations and morale of the people. (Note: Sadly, a 6-year old boy drowned during the rescue operations during the floods. The family of the boy is being helped by the community and the FMMs. Please pray for the boy and his family.)

Donations received so far were not enough to replace the broken windows of classrooms in Stella Maris Alternative School (SMAS). The school is still so dirty too that it is not possible to hold classes as of this writing.

We still need donations to help the residents of Brookside! All the books in their library were rendered useless by the floods and they need to be replaced soon for the children’s sake. Also, people couldn’t go back to work for a living yet.

Whether cash or checks, all donations are tax deductible if made payable to New East,Inc. (ref: Contact us). PLEASE DONATE and kindly spread the word to kindhearted people you know.

Please pray for Brookside, BS, the FMMs and us, as we are all trying to find a permanent solution to the repetitive disastrous flooding in the area. (Follow our progress.. in this website or in New East in facebook.)

We wish to thank all our donors the months of July and August 2012. Without your help, there could have been so little or no progress at all with the rehabilitation process after the floods in the community of Brookside, Bagong Silangan.

Our prayerful thanks to you, dear


A&G Partners, LP
Luminario & Nena Alano
Marigrace Albelda
R & G Albelda
Roque Albelda
Victorina Albelda
BIRO/CCPO Employees (former)
Ambrose Carl and Perla Boudreaux
Jim & Tess Bundalian
Julieta Cagalawan
Elmer & Lapurisima Chang
Juanito & Lerma Concha
Mary Cristal
Percival & Wilma Divinagracia
Filomena Faner
Wilhelmina Faner
Estelita Glenn
Florencio & Geraldine Gutierrez
Jose & Nora Hizon
Judy Hwang
Stacey Jarasa
Rico & Tessie Layug
Roderick & Raquel Lucido
Michael & Mayflor Marfori
Elena B. Orlando
Mario Pacheco
Simonette Pacheco
Marilyn Paguio
Melisa E. Pangilinan
Norman & Asuncion Quinto
Corazon Coral Reyes
Normandy & Rosana Romasanta
Julie Santiago
Yvonne Sartiaguda
James & Josephine Sharratt
Smartcare Dental (Jess & Violy Ruidera)
Arminda Solomon
St. Michael’s Cursillo (c/o Carl Boudreaux)
Augusto & Margarita Tayag
Bernard & Sheila Tomas
Gonzalo & Emma Vergara Jr.
Henry & Marilyn Vitug

| August 26th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized |

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