Tacloban Typhoon Relief

$32,005 of $100k goal

Raised by 23 people in 37 months
Estrella Faelnar Sung  RENTON, WA
My parents, Jack and Sally, have survived the horrific Yolanda superstorm, where 10,000 people are feared dead. We are grateful for their safety but realize that others (many who are relatives and friends) in the city need desperate help with medicine and food. My father retired in Tacloban after 20 years serving in the US Army at Fort Lewis. He and mom have lost their home, but not their lives, and for that we are very blessed. (Click here for TNT story)

Please help others less fortunate by donating to this fund so we can provide much-needed supplies to help our cousins, neighbors and friends that are still in a very desperate situation. (Click here for follow up TNT story) <video>

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First, I plan to donate funds directly for medical treatments for my parents' housekeeper, Leo, who was injured by glass from the door exploding. He was airlifted by C130 with my parents on Monday, 11/11. This round of funding will include medicine and food for other relatives who were airlifted out of Tacloban as needed.

Next is to personally donate what other funds remain from what I receive this week to the Manila Red Cross (the organization helped my folks in Tacloban with food and clothing).

For other donations (long term) I'm giving to World Vision, local to my home state of WA, who I've partnered with on many relief efforts through my church, Lighthouse Christian Church ( www.lighthouse2001.org)

You are more than welcome to donate how and to which organization(s) you prefer, but in the interest of transparency, this is what my current plan is for the short term. As you know, any amount will go a long way.

THANK YOU!
Estrella



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Update 4
Posted by Estrella Sung
23 months ago
Hello friends!
It has been a while and I'm happy to report on some positive progress in the past year after Typhoon Haiyan left my hometown devastated on November 7, 2013.

First and foremost, my parents have rebuilt their home and are about finished with a second housing reconstruction project (the former Tacloban Montessori Center) to provide shelter for homeless relatives.

People are also preparing for Pope Francis' special visit to Tacloban on January 15th. We hope this continues to spotlight the country's plight and generate long-term aid from the international community, and more importantly, give hope for the victims and foster true collaboration among local political parties to provide the necessary aid to those who need it most.

I'm also very proud and supportive of the efforts of ClassAct, a project my cousin, Pam Damarillo, is part of to help disaster-struck areas of the country with the building of "Active Schools".

Please feel free to like their Facebook page and contribute if you are so inclined:
https://www.facebook.com/ClassActPhilippines

Again, thank you so much for your continued prayers and support. Merry Christmas!

estrella
Sally + Jack in Manila on May 2014
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Update 3
Posted by Estrella Sung
37 months ago
Great news, my parents will come to celebrate the holidays with the family in Seattle! We are hoping to continue to give direct help to relatives in Tacloban and those displaced in Cebu and other places. Thanks all for your continued generosity!
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Update 2
Posted by Estrella Sung
37 months ago
This is the follow up story (with photo and voice interview) on the Tacoma News Tribune.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03gEVQnIwuQ#t=13
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Update 1
Posted by Estrella Sung
37 months ago
Hi Supporters and loved ones! I will deploy to Manila on Friday and send your love and donations to parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Will take photos and videos to post soon!
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$32,005 of $100k goal

Raised by 23 people in 37 months
Created November 10, 2013
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$5
Hassan Adnan
25 months ago
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$800
Anonymous
35 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Very generous cash donation from dearly beloved friends.

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$130
Gensler Seattle
36 months ago
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$10
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36 months ago (Monthly Donation)
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PACCO
36 months ago (Offline Donation)
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As a result of a matching donation, Glumac's contribution was doubled by the Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon.

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Bruce Dahlstrom
36 months ago
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$100
Martin Soong
36 months ago
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$9,700
Lighthouse Christian Church
36 months ago (Offline Donation)

Praise God for the Lighthouse "love gift" matching donations for Typhoon Haiyan victims to World Vision today. Am proud to be a member of this congregation!

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$9,000
Glumac (building engineers)
36 months ago (Offline Donation)

My awesome company made a direct contribution to a relief organization by matching employee donations. What a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

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37 months ago (Offline Donation)
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