Ulithi Atoll super typhoon relief

$3,170 of $10k goal

Raised by 28 people in 24 months
Cole Charlton  SANTA CRUZ, CA


I'm a student at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California. In June 2015, I had the opportunity to travel to the Ulithi Atoll in Yap, Micronesia with One People One Reef, a group of scientists and community members working together to conserve reefs in Ulithi. 

On Easter weekend (March 31 2015), super typhoon Maysak hit the Ulithi Atoll in the outer islands of Yap, Micronesia and wiped out everything in it's path. The communities lost their homes, access to clean water, healthy food and much more, and they need help as they attempt the monumental task of rebuilding.

Ulithi is very remote (there are over 100 miles of Pacific Ocean between Ulithi and Yap), which makes getting materials to the islands difficult and expensive. The only access to the atoll is by missionary airline or by supply ship, which normally only visits the islands twice a year (both have been operating more frequently to meet demand after the typhoon). Ulithi is also home to only one of two high schools in all of Yap's 14 Outer Islands, and the high school was almost entirely destroyed by Typhoon Maysak. 

While there are many relief campaigns underway, having a diversity of campaigns allows people to address relief efforts as needed. Your donations to this campaign will go directly to the communities via an existing non-profit on Ulithi called Ulithi Falalop Community Action Program (UFCAP). UFCAP works directly with the project I'm currently involved with, One People One Reef.

The communities plan to use the donations to first meet immediate food and water relief, and the funds will then support the Ulithians ability to begin the long process of recovery, including cleanup and debris removal, repair and construction of homes and the high school, and purchasing school supplies and computers.

Every little bit helps. Thank you for your contribution!

Best,
Cole

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Update 8
Posted by Cole Charlton
23 months ago
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thank you to all the recent donors!
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Update 7
Posted by Cole Charlton
23 months ago
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As we get closer to our departure, we have been confronted by more and more fees associated with logistics of our relief efforts. currently campaign money is going towards shipping fees of clothing and supplies. now more than ever we need all the support we can get .
Much love!
Cole
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Update 6
Posted by Cole Charlton
24 months ago
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I've just been notified that there was an issue with the donation process , it's all sorted out now though! Keep the support coming !
Best,
Cole
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Update 5
Posted by Cole Charlton
24 months ago
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It's Earth Day! Which in my opinion is embodied by not only showing respect for nature but by coming together as humankind to appreciate what we have as well. Ultihi is a beautiful place that a beautiful people call home and they need our help! Keep the support coming.
Best,
Cole
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Jon Jr. Rulmal
22 months ago

We appreciate your support! thank you very much!

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$3,170 of $10k goal

Raised by 28 people in 24 months
Created April 6, 2015
HA
$20
Hannah Armer
21 months ago
JH
$100
Jessica Hamel
22 months ago
SF
$75
Seth Forman
22 months ago
1
1
LG
$10
Laura Greenback
23 months ago
SH
$40
Sarah Hench
23 months ago
NI
$1,000
Nancy Isaac
23 months ago
RS
$100
Rick Saber
23 months ago

hope this helps restoring the hopes and dreams of the people of Ulithi

RA
$300
Ricardo Alvarez
23 months ago

Sending Love and Prayers from San Francisco

$10
Celeste Romo
23 months ago

Say hi to the chiefs for me!

RS
$200
Rachael spencer
23 months ago
Jon Jr. Rulmal
22 months ago

We appreciate your support! thank you very much!

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