Sunday, January 12, 2020, the Philippines Taal Volcano began spewing ash and lava covering the Chosen Children Village, a haven for abandoned children with physical & mental disabilities. This resulted in covering the facility grounds with ash, causing their water source to be contaminated, their vegetable gardens (a major supply of healthy food for the children) ruined, and electricity cut off.
S.O.N.G. learned of this news from a local woman here who had adopted a child from this orphanage. We immediately provided relief by funding clean drinking water, food, and medical supplies. Due to the significant threat of further eruptions, the children and staff were forced to evacuate and were brought to a retreat house in Baguio City.