Philippine Relief Fund
Typhoon Haiyan devasted the central Philippines last November causing massive damage and loss of life. Coron Island, home to the Tagbanwa tribe, was hit hard: all of the fishing boats the they rely on for their livelihood were damaged or destroyed, many roofs were completely blown off and almost all houses were badly damaged - although miraculously no one on Coron island lost their life.
We're organizing a trip in June to help out. We've listed some details below and would love to tell you more. Check out this list below to see what your money can provide!
· $50 buys arts and crafts supplies and games for the VBS Olympics – targeting over 200 kids
· $50 buys nipa shingles to repair one house – over 100 houses need repair
· $150 buys one solar lighting package (12 needed – each package provides lights for a major building such as church or community center)
· $100 buys roofing shingles and books to rebuild day care center ($2000 goal)
· $20 - $1000 - help strugglng team members with air fare
Sonny and Belle live on Coron Island among the Tagbanwa people where they have planted a church over many years. Working together with this couple and the Tagbanwa elders we have several tangible projects to help the Tagbanwa people in reconstructing their lives and livelihood.
Here’s our plan for a relief team going this June 2014:
1. The team will deliver needed supplies and help with various reconstructions projects including:
· Installing solar lanterns for the entire community of 200 households on the island,
· Rebuilding the preschool.
· Helping rebuild the missionary house.
· Helping rehabilitate their fishing livelihood.
2. Several doctors will conduct a free medical clinic for minor injuries and illnesses.
3. A dentist will conduct a free dental clinic including cleaning and pulling teeth (eek!) with the possibility of limited oral surgery.
4. We will conduct a Vacation Bible School/Olympic Program for children ages 4-12 for approximately 200 children.
5. We hope to distribute gift boxes similar to Operation Christmas Child to 34 children in the preschool.
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