On August 18th, a typhoon passing to the northeast of the Philippines caused a phenomenon called “Enhanced Monsoon”. An enhanced monsoon occurs when the wet air from a nearby typhoon sends the Philippines’ monsoon rains into overdrive.
Here in Banaba, the enhanced monsoon brought rain for most of Saturday and all of Sunday. On Sunday night, the rivers began to overflow and vulnerable families were forced from their homes.
In the middle of the night, hundreds of families like Servano’s packed up their most precious possessions and left their homes in the pouring rain. They arrived at evacuation centers cold, wet, and tired. But thanks to you, they weren’t alone.
Your generosity meant that we were able to give hundreds of evacuees like Servano a hot meal. After a cold, difficult night, a hot bowl of oatmeal and a friendly face were a godsend for families affected by flooding – thanks so much for making that gift possible!
The rain’s slowed for now, but we’re not out of the woods yet. At the time of writing, up to 30 mm of rain were expected in the next 24 hours, and the effects of the enhanced monsoon could last for up to four days. Unless the weather forecast changes, there will be more evacuees in need of our support in the coming days.
It costs just $3 to prepare a bowl of nutritious, warming oatmeal for 10 evacuees. That means that when you give the minimum donation that GlobalGiving will process - $10 – we’ll be able to give more than 30 people breakfast.
If you’re not in a position to give, please share this update with friends and family so that we can help evacuees like Servano ride out the enhanced monsoon!
Thanks so much, and very kind regards.
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