Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities
Nov 3, 2014

Lee is only safe today because of you!

Lee and her family were trapped in recent floods!
Lee and her family were trapped in recent floods!

On September 19, 2014, Tropical Storm Fung-Wong (known locally as Mario) struck the Philippine island of Luzon. Heavy rain caused flooding in many areas, including across Metro Manila, and almost 130,000 people were forced from their homes.  

In Barangay Banaba, just outside of Manila, around 1,500 people were evacuated as nearby rivers burst their banks.  But for some, the flood waters rose too quickly and they became trapped in their homes.  

One of those trapped was Lee, who is just one year and nine months old.  Lee’s mom, Erika, has Lee and a nine month old son to worry about.  So, when the rivers suddenly burst their banks she wasn’t able to evacuate in time.  

We asked Erika how she felt when she realised she was trapped and she had this to say:

“I was already in panic mode, because I have an infant and one more tot that were with me. I was so scared and already cold, because everything were drenched”

But thanks to your extraordinary generosity help was at hand through community-based rescue boats.  These boats, funded by your donations, stand ready all year round in the areas most prone to flooding.  During these latest floods one of our large boats soon arrived to bring Lee, her brother and their mom, Erika, to safety.  Erika had this to say about her rescue:

“We were all happy because we boarded a bigger boat and our breathing became normal again”

But Lee’s family weren’t the only ones helped.  Thanks to your donations three of our boats saved 185 residents who were trapped during tropical storm Mario.  Because of you, Lee and many more people are alive, safe and well despite the severe weather.

This almost certainly won’t be the last severe weather that Banaba’s residents will have to cope with – and that’s why we hope you’ll give what you can today to fund even more boats.

Thanks so much, and we wish you all the best.

Thanks to you a rescue boat was there to save her!
Thanks to you a rescue boat was there to save her!
Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
Comments:

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IDVMedia
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom
$18,885 raised of $22,000 goal
 
313 donations
$3,115 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

International Disaster Volunteers (IDV) has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.