Group seeks aid for kids with special needs who fled from Taal wrath

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 19 2020 02:09 PM

Around 70 children with special needs are staying at a rented house in Baguio City after the Taal Volcano coated their homes in Cavite province with a thick layer of ash that is harmful to the health. Photos from Leo Mercado

Around 70 children with special needs are staying at a rented house in Baguio City after the Taal Volcano coated their homes in Cavite province with a thick layer of ash that is harmful to the health. Photos from Leo Mercado

Around 70 children with special needs are staying at a rented house in Baguio City after the Taal Volcano coated their homes in Cavite province with a thick layer of ash that is harmful to the health. Photos from Leo Mercado

Around 70 children with special needs are staying at a rented house in Baguio City after the Taal Volcano coated their homes in Cavite province with a thick layer of ash that is harmful to the health. Photos from Leo Mercado

BAGUIO — Some 70 children with special needs who fled to this mountain city after Taal Volcano blanketed their homes with ash need the help of donors to get by, their caretakers said Sunday.

The Chosen Children Foundation said it evacuated the youngsters, including 9 toddlers, away from Silang, Cavite after Taal covered their houses there with about 3 inches of ash last Jan. 12.

The children were first brought to the St. Scholastica convent before being moved Thursday to a rented house in Loakan Road, said the foundation.

With some suffering colds due to Baguio's cold climate, the children need financial aid, medicines, jackets and diapers, said social worker Joshua Flores.

Those who would like to donate can deposit to the Chosen Children Foundation's BPI savings account 6103 170 468, Flores said.

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The second-highest alert in a 5-step system remains hoisted over the volcano, which means "hazardous explosive eruption is possible within hours to days," state seismologists said.

Report from Micaella Ilao, ABS-CBN News