Build a Rescue Boat

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Building a boat!
Building a boat!

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 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! 

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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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Emma Taylor
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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