When Typhoon Haiyan devastated my dad's hometown - Tacloban - in 2013, Oxfam was one of the first groups on the ground. Within the first three weeks, they reached 90,000 people with life saving support.
In months that followed, Oxfam representatives and partners repaired boats and provided nets that helped residents revive their lost livelihood. They also set up programs to clear damaged coconut trees, process and use them for rebuilding houses. Oxfam's sustainable rebuilding plan is pretty cool. Check it out!
As my THANK YOU to the work they've done -- and continue to do -- in Tacloban, I've decided to run my FIRST NYC Marathon with a bright Oxfam-green jersey on my back and a trusty Pinoy flag in my pocket...ready for that dramatic unrolling at the finish line.
I've also pledged to raise $3,250 to support all the good work they do, not just in the Philippines, but all across the globe.
Will you help me raise $3,250 to support Oxfam's good work?