Brother and sister, Charity and Rene Doblon

Brother and sister, Charity and Rene Doblon

Major Linda Manhardt is an American Salvation Army officer from the Western US who is assigned to our training college (seminary) in the Philippines on the outskirts of Manila.

She’s witnessed some of the devastation and has been a good source for personal stories of those around her. Major Manhardt shared this tragic story of a Philippine Salvation Army family on her Facebook page today.

A fellow training college staffer, Captain Charity Doblon along with her brother Cadet Rene Doblon (officer in training) made a list of all the members of their family who have been unaccounted-for since Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines late last week.

Linda ManhardtThis list has 20 names on it, including Captain Charity and Cadet Rene’s mom. The family is from a small town that was hard hit by the typhoon.

Please keep this family in your prayers – and the many others – who are anxiously awaiting word that their family members are safe.

Though transportation is a challenge, The Salvation Army has prepared seven tons of rice and canned goods to distribute in the hard-hit areas. They’re also working to secure generators, satellite phones and medicines to aid in the relief effort.

If you’re able to help The Salvation Army financially, please click here for a link to our Typhoon Haiyan donation page.

You can also make a $10 donation via mobile phone by texting “TYPHOON” to 80888 and replying “YES.”*

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