Paving the Way for Typhoon Survivors in the Philippines
Organized by: Samantha Herrera and Monica Polanco
Palo, Philippines Update
July 15, 2016
EVENT DATE Jun 28, 2016
Super Typhoon Haiyan left a trail of devastation in the Philippines in 2013. The storm claimed 6,300 lives, damaged or destroyed more than a million homes and ripped off the roof of a day care center in Palo, leaving only the walls.
Undeterred by these losses, the residents of Palo created a makeshift day care out of tents. Their children soldiered on without school supplies or books.
Paving The Way (PTW), a social work non-profit in New York City, has partnered with Palo Day Care Center PDCC Rebuilding Project to provide books, meals and services to children ages 3 to 5. This fundraiser will also help rebuild the day care center as part of a broader mission to strengthen this community's access to education, a fundamental means of empowerment and self-determination.
PTW will visit Palo in June 2016. During that time, PTW will provide the community with a needs assessment, education about mental health, brief counseling with families and consult with local providers.
Our goal is to support Palo as it works to create lasting change. Your contributions will help support a people that were devastated but not broken by a natural disaster.
We aim to raise $10,000. About 75 percent of this will go directly to the people of Palo. The remainder will cover PTW's administrative costs so that we can continue to provide free social work services!
Each time you share this project with others, you help Palo nurture its youth and pave the way for a better future!
Paving the Way
Samantha Herrera, LCSW and Monica Polanco, LMSW