Rebuild Home - Ludelyn's Family - Typhoon Siargao

Thank you for visiting. My name is Jeff Powers and I run a number of websites while living in California USA.  One website I run is  . 

I am doing this fund raiser for Ludelyn Murcia and her family who's home on Siargoa Island got wiped out from Typhoon Odette (aka Typhoon Rai). This purpose of this fund raiser it to help rebuild a home for Ludelyn's family and she can help others in her neighborhood. It will take several months to rebuild people's homes.
Siargoa Island in the Philippines is an international tourist vacation site and has world famous surfing locations. I meet Ludelyn while on a surf trip with my friend Daniel back in 2002. Recently, at the beginning of Dec. 2021, there were plans for Ludelyn to help me market a business in the Philippines but then the Typhoon hit Siargao. Now I am helping her with disaster relief.
The whole island of Siargao got hit with the brute force of a CAT 5 Typhoon with 150 mph winds. Winds at this speed can make a small tree branch a struck with fatal force.
Ludelyn is a dedicated mother with 5 children and also she works as an elementary school teacher. She knows many of the children on the island and their families.
I did not hear from her for several days until recently I got a message that she is alive and share her email to you.
---In her own words I share with you ---
What a terrible experience I ever had in my life, for the first time I've experienced a kind of disastrous moment... Every time a horrible wind blew, my children get panicked...
Even worst.. suddenly the roof of the evacuation gym had fall down at the center.
What a huge typhoon it was. But thanks be to God for no one got struck.
Though I looked relaxed and calmed outwardly, but deep inside of me I was terrified.
My children always asking if we are still safe despite the fact that we are not.. Calmly,
I told them that God will always protect us from any harm, just to comfort them.
After the typhoon, we get back home through walking for about 11 kilometers
to walk in since no vehicles can pass on the road for lots of huge trees struck down the on roads.
What an awful situation you can see around, everywhere many are homeless people, everything suddenly vanished because of the angrous typhoon.
Our house too, got damage.. all of our clothes got wet. We need to laundry manually and keep it dry under the sun. My hands got flayed for many days of deterging, so much pain.
No electricity in the whole province, not only the island.
Maybe it takes a year to recover the damage lines according to the management.
No signal, for many days since the tower of GLOBE and SMART network
had been damage also. That's why now only I replied to your email.
Despite everything that happened, only I can say is... "God gave, God takes."
All my life God is always good and faithful to His promise..
in times of distress He never leave me nor forsake me.
--- end of email message ---

This is a photo of her with her children at their damaged house from the Typhoon.


Here is a photo of Ludelyn in front of her sister's house.

There is a saying:
To the World you are just 1 person, but to 1 person you may be the World.
Any help, no matter how small, will go to rebuilding Ludelyn's house and help her children. Also money will go to help the children in her elementary school and friends and neighbors.
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Jeff Powers 
Carlsbad, CA
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