BENEFITING: CONVOY OF HOPE
We are an American-Filipino family living in the Philippines. Our friends and family know that we have a small family farm in the Philippines. The typhoon passed to our south and we avoided major damage. Those to our south did not. Together with some of our friends, we are in the process of aiding and doing our personal share of what we can to help our neighbors.
Filipinos are resilient people and face tragedy on a recurring basis. The Philippine Islands receives 20 typhoons each year and most people are not aware of every typhoon but this one was different. Just last month this same area was hit with a devastating earthquake equaling the energy of 30 of the bombs dropped in Hiroshima that brought the end of WWII in the Pacific. This typhoon was much, much worse.
This is one way to help us raise fund and help Convoy of Hope, listed as one of institution to donate to in the Philippines (CNN website) You can donate here and we will coordinate with them to make sure your donations are properly used for this purpose. We will prioritize basic needs at this time which is food and preparable hot meals if possible. Project:Food4Noah is our Help for Yolanda (Haiyan)victims; a campaign for good food for them at this trying times.
Rebuilding process will take a long time for our neighbors in the South. We hope that you can share your time, talent and resources when we get to that point. It is not exactly the best time for our family to invite you for a nice visit in the beautiful beaches that the country is known for, but maybe a visit to witness the beautiful sight of human kindness and take part in some humanitarian effort is even better. We will keep you posted, meanwhile you can help us raise some money for Convoy of Hope for all their humanitarian work here in the Philippines, particularly to the victim of Haiyan.