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 17, 2016

Messages to you from Banaba after the floods

Noelle, Leona, Maricel, Leon & Noela were rescued
Noelle, Leona, Maricel, Leon & Noela were rescued

Thank you so much for helping to provide flood rescue boats in the community of Banaba.

In our last project report we described how these vital boats had dramatically rescued over 180 people during the latest flooding in Banaba. And while we sent our thanks in that last report, we now wanted to send some direct thank you messages from the affected community.

One of those rescued was then eight month old Noelle, who is the youngest of four children. She has two sisters; one year old Noela and seven year old Leona. She also has a five year old brother called Leon.

With so many little ones their parents, Maricel and Noel, struggle to move the family quickly during floods. Happily, and thanks to you, Noelle and her family were all rescued safely by our boats.

The family were all scared during the floods, but when we asked Maricel about their rescue she had this to say:

“Once inside the rescue boat, we felt that we were all safe. Thank you for your help.”

We also spoke to others that were rescued, and this was a common theme. All affected were grateful for the boats, and they also spoke about the security and peace of mind the boats provide during floods.

For example, we also spoke to 46 year old Josephine, who has two children; fourteen year old Christine and eleven year old Jovanni. Again the whole family were rescued by the boats you provided. Josephine had this to say:

Because of the presence of the rescue boat, we are confident we would survive the flood. Thank you for providing us a rescue boat in our area - it surely helps in saving lives!”

Finally, we also spoke to 31 year old Gina. Gina and her husband Allan also have two young daughters called Lindy-raine and Skylyn, who are aged just four and two.

Again, it’s hard for their family to move quickly with young children, and Gina was also injured. This would have put them in grave danger had a boat not been nearby . Gina had this to say:

I rode in the boat since I could not walk due to my wound in my foot. I was shocked to witness the flooded streets. Because of the boat I felt safe. Thank you for having a boat in my place, so that if we need quick rescue, it is already there”

Again and again, the message from Banaba was the same; thank you so much for the boats, and also for the security they provide.

Gina, Josephine, Maricel and their families are among the 500,000 people who live dangerously close to rivers in and around Manila. They often move to the city seeking a better life but then have to settle along these riverbanks as they’re the only place they can afford to live.

They know it’s unsafe, and dream of being able to move to higher ground one day. But until then the boats you’ve provided will stay on guard and keep saving lives.

Thanks so much once again for all you’ve given! As always, if you ever have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email Andy@IDVolunteers.org. I would be delighted to hear from you.

46 year old Josephine was also rescued
46 year old Josephine was also rescued
Gina, Lindy-raine and Skylyn send their thanks
Gina, Lindy-raine and Skylyn send their thanks
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