Three hundred forty one (341) family victims of Typhoon Nina were granted financial assistance from Kolping Diocese of Osnabruck-KSPI partner Diocese in Germany thru the International Kolping Society. This was made possible under the leadership of Mr. Andre Rolfes, Coordinator of Osnabruck. Fundraising campaigns were conducted by the members of Kolping Osnabruck to raise PHP 486,782 to support the repair of the damaged houses caused by the Typhoon Nina that hit the Bicol Region last December 2016.
Awarding of Financial Assistance was held last April 27, 2017 at Kolping Office, Haring, Canaman, Camarines Sur in the occasion of the Kolping monthly Mass in honor of Blessed Adolph Kolping, founder of the Kolping Society. It was a concelebrated Mass presided over by Rev. Fr. Fidel Mamerto Bagayaua, Board Member together with the Kolping Praeses Rev. Fr. Rey Daet from St. Michael the Archangel KF, San Miguel Island Albay; Rev. Fr. Paul Tirao from St. Anthony Padua KF, Siruma and Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Mojica from St. Peter Baptist, Ocampo.
Among the recipients were from the Kolping Families of St. Michael the Archangel, Tabaco City; Holy Family, Panal, Tabaco City; St. Nicholas Tolentino, Estancia, Malinao, Albay; Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cagararay Island Albay; St. John Baptist, Bato, Catanduanes.; Immaculate Concepcion, Palta, Virac, Catanduanes; St. Michael the Archangel, San Miguel, Catanduanes; St. Pius X, San Andres, Catanduanes; St. Josemaria Escriva, Obo San Miguel, Catanduanes; St. Dominic of Guzman, Nabua, St. Francis of Assisi, Buhi; Holy Cross, Nabua; Nuestra Sen. De Katipanan, Nabua; St. Peter the Apostle, Bagacay, Tinambac; St. Anthony of Padua, Siruma; St. Bernard Abbot, Ocampo; St. Peter Baptist, Ocampo; Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Canaman and St. Anthony of Padua, Camaligan, Camarines Sur.
An appeal to the beneficiaries was made by Mr. Elmer Registrado, Chairperson of the KSPI Board of Trustees that since they were given aid during this difficult time, more is expected of them to be of help as well to others in need. In that way, the Kolping spirit lives on.