From the day we received the donations online, it took four days for people to receive food.
Soon after we received the money, we purchased our 1000 kg of rice by telephone as our local team works directly and personally with local suppliers. We saved much time, preferential prices and by the same token helped local farmers.
We purchased the can goods in Cebu via a food wholesaler, and then transported them by boat to Ormoc. Our team members organized the distribution at a local chapel where everyone came to claim their 4 kg of rice, a can of sardines and one of beef.
Our batch fed nearly 700 people in Ormoc.
A government’s effort was also there days before us to distribute 1 kg of rice a and a can of sardines per person. Just one time!
Luckily, many other foreign organizations showed up with supplies but because of local ‘protocols’, most boxes never left the tarmac!
While the typhoon’s winds destroyed thousands of roofs, many homes still have bearing walls to support a brand new roof built out of metal sheets that more weatherproof sustainable material than previously used. Thanks to local architects and engineers who evaluated the damage by zone and provided a cost-effective solution to quickly and efficiently rebuild roofs, as the rain continues to pour into houses.
Most roof need five sheets, the latter costing $20 each or around $100 for the entire roof.
That’s right, we can put a roof over each family in need for only $100. Our team has been gathering information of all houses that need work, dividing them in two groups: those in dire need of a roof and the others. The 3rd day we receive a generous donation from Europe from a certain Pascal who ordered twenty roofs at once and became the fuel for this spreading project.
As recognition, we chose to name the project after him.
We will upload photos continuously of each house you have helped with your donations.
Government officials stated that most areas may not have electricity back for another six months, or more. We quickly implemented the option of three solar-powered basic systems consisting of 10, 20, or 30 Watt batteries and several LED 3-watt light bulbs, bright enough for a small room, and a solar panel.
10 watt system: $120
20 watt system: $140
30 watt system: $180
Our supplier can deliver them the following day (or upon availability) to our team for same day installation. In an attempt to reach more homes faster, we have donated a chain saw to clear small roads still covered with wood trunks.
Let’s take out a little darkness by putting a little lights in their homes.
Millions of trees have succumbed to the typhoon’s wrath…
Coconut wood is a very strong and durable wood that can be used to make furniture. Schools infrastructures did not escape the winds and suffered much destruction. With this plethora of wood and the help from local wood craftsmen, we will create desks for students while giving jobs to local workers.
The Sponsor a Desk project and costs will soon open its doors to all donors who want to help students whose teaching has been interrupted.
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They thank us in advance for anything we can do. Provide shelter, light, food, clean water and help affected Families. Donate Now!