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LDS, Catholics team up for tropical storm recovery in Philippines

Published: Wednesday, March 14 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

The LDS Church and Catholic Relief Services are working together to build temporary housing for 400 families that lost their homes to a tropical storm in December in Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines, the Sun Star reported.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is working together with the Catholic Relief Services to supply transitional housing for victims of Tropical Storm Sendong in Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines.

The Sun.Star reported that the LDS Church is providing the materials and manpower for the project, which will be managed by the CRS.

The groups have pledged $350,000 toward building "dignified and convenient temporary shelters" for storm victims to live at while the Philippine government finishes new permanent housing.

It will take three to four days to build the houses, which will benefit 400 families, but the project won't be able to start until land is found on which to build the shelters.

Tropical Storm Sedong, known internationally as Tropical Storm Washi, hit the Philippines in December and killed more than 1,200 people.

Email: rbrutsch@desnews.com

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