Build a Rescue Boat

$325 $485
Raised Remaining
Mar 12, 2013

Help us Complete our First Boat!

Volunteer boat builder working on a boat!
Volunteer boat builder working on a boat!

We’re very excited to send you this, our first project report on the building of rescue boats in the community of Banaba in the Philippines!

Banaba sits in a basin flanked on two sides by rivers. Those rivers burst their banks annually when the typhoons come, and when they do the water rises quickly. There are always residents who can’t evacuate in time and are left trapped by the flood waters. Their best hope lies with volunteer rescue teams, but those volunteers can’t rescue anyone without boats!

With your help, we intend to equip rescue teams with boats so that not a single resident in Banaba has to wait out a flood on a roof with no hope of rescue.

We want to complete this, our first boat ASAP as the rains will start falling in May, but we need your help! This project will expire on March 26. That means we just a few short days left to raise $535.

We know you've already given, so we're hoping you'll help us fund our first rescue boat by sharing this link. To sweeten the deal just a little bit more, tomorrow, Wednesday March 13th, GlobalGiving will match all donations up to $1,000 by 30%!

We hope you’ll pitch in to help us complete our first boat!

Thanks so much, and warm regards!


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Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
The community of Banaba is struck by flooding several times each year. Residents of this small community just outside Manila live in constant fear of heavy rains which cause rivers to quickly burst their banks. They've organised themselves and are ready to respond when the rains come. But without rescue boats to use during flooding, many lives could be lost. project reportread updates from the field

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Project Leader

Emma Taylor

Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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