Narra Foundation Inc is partnering with the University of Asia and the Pacific's outreach and extension program BIGGKAS+ to provide aid and relief to thousands of people affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano. Nearly 40,000 people have been evacuated and are waiting in temporary shelters and camps indefinitely. In addition to losing homes and livelihoods, this uncertainty has contributed to restlessness, confusion, and fear among the victims.
We write for your urgent support in addressing the immediate needs of the evacuees. Your donation in any amount will go toward supporting the ongoing relief efforts including:
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You can also make your contribution by writing a check to Narra Foundation and mailing it to P.O. Box 6415, Bloomington, In 47407. Thank you in advance for your generous donation!
Taal Volcano is the “shorter” of the two most popular, scenic volcanoes in the Philippines (the other one is Mount Mayon) located about 30 miles south of Manila. The active part of the volcano is centered on Volcano Island, a roughly 3 x 3 mile island that sports multiple vents, caldera, craters, and cones from past eruptions. The largest of these forms is the main feature of the island, a 1 ¼ mile-wide main crater marking the site of previous eruptions such as the 1911 cataclysmic eruption and the latest 2020 eruption. Adjacent to the main crater, about one mile to the southwest, is Mount Tabaro, which is a cinder cone that formed during the violent 1965-1977 series of eruptions.
Volcano Island is situated at the center of Taal Lake. The lake itself is actually formed from a volcanic caldera that resulted from the collapse of the ancient volcanic peak from a massive eruption that occurred about 150,000 years ago. When massive eruptions occur, removal of the supporting, underlying rock from the magma chamber lead to concentric faulting and eventually collapse of the upper layers, resulting to a central depression which later filled up with water.