Philippine Family Typhoon Relief Fund

$2,830 of $10k goal

Raised by 44 people in 34 months
Matt McDonough   ALMA, CO
Your donations will go to support Carmen's immediate and secondary family.
We are trying to help our family escape Tacloban and stay in Manila until it is safe to return. Her family lost everything. Their family house was destroyed and everything inside is gone.

In Carmen's immediate family are her mother, 2 youngest sisters 18 & 19, her sister (married) 26 with 3 boys age 2,6 &7 . There are 2 brothers 32 & 28 and brother in law 25 and uncle (that helped raise them in the absence of their father) that will stay behind due to lack of transportation out of the affected area.

Our hope is to be able to provide housing, clothes and food while they wait for conditions to improve so that they may return.
We also want to help her mom's sister who lived next door. In this family their is an urgent need as there is a woman that is 9 months pregnant. This family consists of her aunt and uncle; son with pregnant wife and son age 1; daughter with 5 boys age 10,9,7,7,&2 one of the 7 year old twins has cerebral palsy; daughter with boy age 3. They too have lost their home and all their belongings.

In both families the adult males will stay behind due to the shortage of transportation out of the area.

Our goal is to provide support for these families until it is safe to return to Tacloban. We will also provide food for the men who will be staying behind during this extreme hardship.

This is a very close family and we want to help the best we can. Carmen and I feel very blessed that we escaped this storm only hours before it landed. We knew in leaving that we would be able to help from back home in Colorado rather than being victims there. It is very hard knowing how hard our family is suffering. So this is our motivation to do all we can to help support them.

Thank you very much
Matt & Carmen McDonough

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Update 6
33 months ago
I would like to thank Mike Dill with Summit County Outfitters and Joel Knowles ( a snowmobile guest) for their generous cash donations today!
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Update 5
33 months ago
12 Family members made it to Manila last night! So happy that some of them are now out of Tacloban. They had their first real meal in more than 1 week and we hope that they will get a good sleep too.
Now to find housing and food until some of them can find work and eventually return to Tacloban when conditions improve.
Thanks to so many of you who have helped get our family this far. Your generous donations and kind thoughts mean so much to all of us.
Thank You!
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Update 4
33 months ago
Our family will be trying to fly out of Tacloban tomorrow. We hope that they all can go to Manila.
Now we need lots of help! Once in Manila they will need housing and food until they can settle in and Tacloban becomes liveable again.
Please share this post so that we can help our family.
Thanks
Matt & Carmen McDonough
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Update 3
33 months ago
We are almost at 20%......we still need lots of help. They are no longer offering C-130 flights out of Tacloban due to the large crowds of people stuck at Manila and Cebu airports. Now we need to pay to fly the family out. There are commercial flights now but not free.
Thanks for helping.
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$2,830 of $10k goal

Raised by 44 people in 34 months
Created November 13, 2013
EL
$40
Evangeline Lambert
33 months ago
$25
Anonymous
33 months ago
GA
$25
Gary Apostolou
33 months ago
GM
$100
George McDonough
33 months ago
SP
$100
Susan Paterson
33 months ago
RN
$10
Rita Neff
33 months ago
AB
$75
Alec Berarducci
33 months ago
DK
$25
Diane Kispert
33 months ago
CN
$50
Cynthia Nelson
33 months ago
GW
$50
Gene & Allison Williams
33 months ago
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