Thanks to your generosity here on GlobalGiving and gifts from outside funders, we now have enough funding to complete our first boat! The boat will be used during floods so that community-based rescue teams can evacuate trapped community members during and after floods.
That means that because you chose to give, residents of Banaba will not be left weathering floods and storms without shelter. Thanks so much!
This boat should be the start of something much larger. There are dozens of community rescue teams in Banaba which are still without boats, and we’re hoping to equip them all with rescue boats. In fact, we’re so keen on building boats that we’ve decided that when a donor – or a team of donors – funds a boat, they’ll get to choose its paint job!
Your boat could contain the logo of your company, the names of your fundraising team, a tribute to a lost loved one, or anything else you can think of! Just email Emma@EDVolunteers.org if you’re considering helping us fund a boat.
Thanks so much for all you’ve given, and we can’t wait to update you on all our successes in the coming months.
Very kind regards!
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 more and more rescue teams with a boat 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 our first boat ASAP as the rains will start falling in May, but we need your help! Our first individual boat project here on GlobalGiving will expire on March 26. That means we have 18 days to raise $535.
We’re asking you to give what you can here, or share this link, to help us fund our first rescue boat before the project expires. To sweeten the deal just a little bit more, on 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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