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House Restoration: typhoon damage

$2,650 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 1 month
This is Norman Blanco, originally from the Philippines but now a US citizen residing at Watsonville, California. I am asking for  your generosity to help my parents raise funds to repair the roof of their house located at Langagan, Sanchez Mira, Cagayan, Philippines that was severely damaged by typhoon Ompong (the attached picture is taken just after the typhoon). Ompong (international name Mangkhut), one of the strongest typhoon that visited the northern part of the Philippines, have left my aging parents (my dad, Adolfo Blanco, is 79 and my mom, Juana Blanco,  is 78) in very terrible living conditions. Almost the whole roof of their house is dismantled and blown away. Only a few trusses holding some galvanized iron sheets that weathered the storm are left and almost everything inside got soaked as they sought shelter during the typhoon. The roof needs a complete reconstruction. Wooden beams, trusses, galvanized iron sheets and everything related to the construction of a roof is urgently needed. Up to now, the inside of the house is exposed to the open skies. They don't have any source of income to shoulder the much needed repairs. They are crying for help as they cannot afford the cost of restoration and that is why I am appealing to your generosity.

As I believe that  it would not be safe to have the funds directly sent to them, I will manage the funds directly from here. I will withdraw the funds and send it by bank transfers as the construction progresses. I will post the development of construction as they get accomplished.

May God bless you more abundantly!
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After the first release of funds from gofundme, I have transferred the funds and construction has started to move. My parents are very glad as they are now covered and are able to live inside the house. A lot more work but way to go! We are so grateful to all of our donors. May God bless and keep you always!
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I can't thank you all enough for your outpouring love! God bless you more! Because I have received donations directly given by generous friends, brothers and sisters, like you, outside of this platform, I have reduced the goal amount to $3,000. We are almost there and I would like to let you know that my parents are very relieved and joyful for all your financial help and support.
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I can't contain how grateful I am for all your generosity! You all are making it happen. I have set up withdrawals to send your support to my parents. I am waiting for gofundme to release the first funds. Thank you very much!
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$2,650 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 1 month
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