Disaster Relief For Typhoon Lawin

$1,275 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 16 months
As many of you are likely unaware, an extremely damaging typhoon recently struck the Philippines on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 11am US time.  Typhoon Lawin (Haima) is the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines since the 2013 typhoon Yolanda, which killed almost 10,000 people. Super Typhoon Lawin made landfall in the northernmost part of the Philippines as a Category 5  ( it was stronger and roughly the same size as Katrina when it made landfall in the Gulf Coast) storm primarily affecting the provinces of Cagayan (where I am from) and Isabela. The region has sustained massive amounts of property damage due to the heavy rain and significant flooding throughout the Cagayan River valley. One news report from the capital of Cagayan, Tuguegerao City, stated that virtually every home has had its roof blown off from the 120-140mph winds as the typhoon made landfall. Fortunately, the area of the coast where Lawin made landfall was sparsely populated so there have been few deaths associated with the storm, but due to the minimal loss of life, virtually no news has been reported by major news outlets in the United States.  Thousands of homes have been damaged or destroyed and many people have lost all their possessions, livestock, crops, and food provisions. Because typhoons hit various parts of the Philippines on an almost yearly basis, property insurance as we think we of it in the United States does not exist, and what insurance is available is unaffordable for the average Filipino who is merely trying to survive day by day.

The average Filipino lives on less than $10/day, with many poorer Filipinos living on just $5-6/day.  Rebuilding a house, replacing lost livestock, and losing even just a few canned goods or bags of rice represent significant financial hardships for these families.  Even donating just $5 or $10 will be a huge help for these struggling families.

I have been very distressed by all of the news and pictures being shown from my home. As much as I want to help, I know I can't do it all by myself. 

I will be coordinating with several organizations in my town and Tuguegarao City, where I went to college, as well as churches, to help distribute whatever money is raised in the form of goods and food to those who need it the most .  My goal of $10,000 will be used to provide immediate food and medical relief throughout Cagayan province, as well as providing the potential to help families with rebuilding their homes, purchasing replacement livestock, and helping farmers purchase new seed to regrow their farms.

Thank you so much for all the help you can give, and even if you cannot financially assist please help spread the word through social media and emails. God bless you all!

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So this is all the total of what we have raised since day 1... After the $600 sent to Penablanca, we only have $523 left to help approximately 300 families on Palaui Island, so we really need about $300 more to be able to get a good relief package for every family on the island. I know there are many around Cagayan who need help, but we have been trying to focus on places where there has been very little, or no, relief since the typhoon struck. Please try to help us achieve our budget for people of Palaui Island, any amount would be a big help. Thank you so much!
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Motorcycle Association of Cagayan Valley successfully delivered the relief goods at Penablanca Cagayan. These families are beyond happy, and so thankful. The members of the Motorcycle Association encountered significant difficulty just reaching Peneblanca. The single road into town is still covered in mud, blocked by trees, and the pavement is washed away in some places. The condition of the road is why this distribution of goods was so important... This delivery was one of the few that has been brought into town since the storm hit over a week ago. Thank you so much to this motorcycle group for taking their time and effort.

Thank you so much to everyone who donated so far and made these gifts possible. We are desperately trying to raise almost $1,000 before Monday to help out 300 families in my home town who live on Palaui Island, where Survivor Season 27 and Season 28 were filmed. We still need over $400 to reach that goal. Please keep sharing and donating, even just a dollar will help!
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Almost ready for the distribution! Thanks to all who helped on repacking and will deliver this relief goods to 70 families of Penablanca, Cagayan. Each bag contains, rice, canned goods, biscuits, coffee, noodles and solar lamp. Thank you everyone!
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They have everything needed now!
Worth 9,450 pesos rice, 70 pieces solar lamps that total to 8,400 and we spend 9,943.4 for coffee, biscuits, noodles and canned goods. So everything totals to 27, 853.40. I know it's not much but hopefully we'll have more this weekend. The next goal for next week is to send at least $1000 to my hometown of Santa ana, Cagayan on Monday to feed 300 families who have lost almost everything, So please continue sharing!
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$1,275 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 16 months
Created October 21, 2016
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15 months ago
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Edna Banatao
15 months ago

Thank you Ada for organizing this. God bless

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Crisnieh Limbauan
16 months ago

Thank you Ada for organizing this. God bless!

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16 months ago
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Bruce Lacoste
16 months ago

Prayers...

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16 months ago
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