Shelter from the Storm for John

A microproject by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Shelter from the Storm for John


John is 7. He lives with his parents, two sisters and brother in a poorly constructed house dangerously close to a river. Floods can strike quickly, and during heavy rains John and his family must seek safety in an evacuation centre. However, John's nearest evacuation center isn't properly equipped. Your donations will change that by providing seven families like John's with equipped evacuation cubicles.

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The Philippines is hit by around 20 typhoons every year, making it one of the world's most disaster-prone countries. The typhoons bring floods and both are dangerous for families like John's who live on riverbanks in the community of Banaba. During storms John must evacuate to stay safe. However, John's evacuation center isn't properly equipped. So, John's family doesn't have anywhere safe to sleep when disaster strikes.


Donations to this project will allow seven family cubicles to be installed in John's evacuation center, and will equip each with sleeping mats, pillows and sheets. The center will eventually house over 40 families, and we need to raise over $3,000 to provide cubicles for everyone, but the project can be tackled in stages. So, your donations will make a quick impact, even as we continue to fundraise.

Long-Term Impact

The equipped evacuation center will provide shelter during storms for seven families like John's for years to come. Outside of typhoons the center is also used to run impactful community development projects. The installed cubicles will be collapsible so that these developments projects can continue to make a long term impact once short term crises have passed.


Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IDVMedia
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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