Help our friends in the Philippines!
Here are just some of the people we'd like to help "“ local Filipinos who have become extended members of our own family.
-Jonas & Rikki"“ Jonas worked at a local resort but lost his job when the resort was washed away by the storm surge. He also lost his home and his family is currently living under a makeshift tarp made of rice sacks. His wife, Rikki, is six months pregnant and they also have a three year-old daughter. With no income, he has no hope of rebuilding.
- Grace, who we employ as a domestic helper, her parents live on the tiny island of Hilintuguan and lost their home. They managed to make it to the main land (Bantayan island) and are living in a tent on the beach
- Alfie and Gracie work at another resort that was also hit by the typhoon. They have two children ( five and one) They are living on the beach with their children under tarps. However, there is no clean water, relief supplies are woefully inadequate, and the kids have fallen ill.and their home was badly damaged and in desperate need of repairs.
These are just a handful of the people we are desperate to help. Please consider donating "“ and be assured that every single dollar we receive will go directly to families here in the Philippines. Relief efforts continue but people need help NOW. Our family has volunteered our time and we will continue to do so, but what we need most right now is to put funds directly into the hands of these people so they can start the rebuilding process.
Every single dollar helps! Even if you can only donate $1...it is $1 more than what they had before. Most of these families live on less than $5 a day. With the cost of a (modest) new home priced at $1500, it will take years for these people to get back on their feet. Think of the difference you can make!
Please, please consider donating. The people of the Philippines "“ the people we have come to know and love "“ will thank you.
You are doing a great job Kim and Dave. We are so proud of all of you. Interesting how god works in our lives. Keep up the good work. Little did you know you would be doing mission work there. God is good all of the time!!