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AUGUST 23, 2017

Fire Razes Homes in Philippines

A fire broke out on August 5, 2017, in the Agdao section of Davao City, located on the coast of Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines.

Although there were no casualties among Jehovah’s Witnesses, the homes where 13 families were living sustained major fire damage, affecting 29 individuals. The victims displaced by the fire have been accommodated in the residences of fellow Witnesses. The branch office of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Manila appointed a disaster relief committee to coordinate the distribution of relief supplies.

The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses facilitates disaster relief efforts from their world headquarters, using funds donated to the Witnesses’ global ministry work.

Media Contacts:

International: David A. Semonian, Office of Public Information, +1-845-524-3000

Philippines: Dean Jacek, +63-2-224-4444