BENEFITING: GO ABROAD FOUNDATION
My name is Miz. I'm the proud daughter of a Filipino immigrant that was born and raised in Manila. It's been an important goal of mine to volunteer in the Philippines for as long as I can remember. In the wake of devastation following Typhoon Haiyan, I am moved more than ever to make this mission a reality.
I have volunteered to rebuild homes and an infrastructure for the poorer communities affected by the typhoon in November 2013. I'll be working alongside skilled carpenters and local people on numerous community building projects around the city as everyone joins together in an effort to make a fresh start. Buildings will include schools and community centres throughout the island of Leyte.
Typhoon Haiyan has left thousands of people homeless and the Philippino government with a daunting task of rebuilding communities and basic shelter. There are simply not enough hands to make this happen at the pace that is needed. Volunteers are needed to support local efforts to rebuild homes, community spaces, basic infrastructure and schools. This project desperately requires individuals and groups to assist local carpenters in creating sustainable living conditions for numerous impoverished families and those affected so badly by this terrible storm. This project will not only build homes, but will also create local employment amongst local carpenters and tradesman, thus helping local communities to maintain a sustainable lifestyle as funding is used to rebuild following the devastation.
After I cover the base costs of flights, insurance, and visas to travel to the Philippines, this fund will directly support the actual project costs of purchasing building materials and providing emergency relief to those affected. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
-Food, Water & Vitamins
I hope that you consider the life-changing impact your donation will make for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, my family and myself. This will be not only my first time volunteering abroad, but my first time visiting the country of my heritage. This is a powerfully moving - although difficult, mission for me to embark on. I will detail my experiences all along the way, in hopes of educating and inspiring others.
-A little more about me-
I'm a dedicated activist with rich experience working with numerous charity and humanitarian organizations. I've raised funds and awareness for cancer research, disaster relief, victims of abuse, severely impoverished Liberian orphans and more. My efforts have gone a long way - from directly treating cancer patients to building orphanages overseas. It is of utmost pride that I will continue this field of work and develop innovative and strategic ways to support humanitarian causes.
This mission is in honor of my late Aunt Melita and Uncle Luciano, who lost their lives to gun violence in the Philippines.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."