TMBTB rebuilds after Typhoon Haiyan

$3,894 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 64 months
Members and friends of This Must Be the Band (lead singer Charlie Otto, percussionist Nathan Levi Baltimore and manager Vanessa Robinson) are traveling to Bantayan Island to help with relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan. We will be traveling over to the Philippines in January via Young Pioneer Tours Volunteer program to rebuild Santa Fe Elementary School. Santa Fe Elementary is the largest public elementary school in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island and has been severely damaged by the storm. Before the school can be reopened, the roof, walls, grounds and electrical system must be repaired as well as painting, redecorating and restocking all school supplies.

Our travel, food, stay and regular living needs will not be funded by any organizations, rather we are paying for the time spent ourselves. In an effort to offset some of the costs, we are raising funds to help get over to the Philippines and support ourselves while we help rebuild the elementary school.

Typhoon Haiyan made its way through the southern Philippines hitting land on November 8th. According to many reports the typhoon resulted in over five thousand deaths and displaced millions, leaving over 13 million people affected by the storm. Rebuilding elementary schools is just one small step to put these communities back in living order.
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Bags are packed, Van is the last to go! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated, wished us well and everything else! This donation page will be open until Feb 1st if you'd still like to share. Right now we've funded the entire trip out of pocket, including donations to Young Pioneer Tours. Your donations will help recoop some of the costs and anything that may come in over cost will go directly to the Young Pioneer Disaster Relief fund for the rest of the group over in the Philippines. See you soon!
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Reading material picked! Charlie left to start his trip on Thursday and Nate has now been on the island for well over a week. So far sounds like things are going well. Van leaves in a couple more days so still doing some last minute prep. Next up, the ever important music selection for the 46 travel hours.
46 hours of entertainment
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Van got her shots! Nate's already on the island and has been sending some communications, says its rainy but we can handle a little rain. More to report soon!
strong like bull
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Charlie got his shots done last week (or maybe it was the week before) and clearly really enjoyed the whole experience. He leaves next week, Nate left this week, and Van leaves in a just over a week. We're getting sooo close!!
Charlie gets shots!
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Ryan Rotondo
63 months ago

If you guys set up a bitcoin wallet to send funds to I would love to help out with this project by getting the word out among my cryptocurrency peers.

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$3,894 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 39 people in 64 months
Created December 18, 2013
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$40
Tiffany and Kyle 1
62 months ago

So proud of you Vanessa! Can't wait to hear about it!

TM
$50
tamo mitchell
62 months ago

Shine ON Sister… have an amazing journey!

$15
Anonymous
62 months ago
NA
$20
Nick algee
63 months ago

Be safe and have fun spreading the merriment!!!!

JK
$30
Jen and Steve Klein
63 months ago

Love you Vanessa. We are happy that you are doing what you love - helping others!

DF
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Ryan Rotondo
63 months ago

If you guys set up a bitcoin wallet to send funds to I would love to help out with this project by getting the word out among my cryptocurrency peers.

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