Build Rescue Boats in Flood Prone Communities

by International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)
Oct 24, 2013

Your life-saving generosity

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That means 'Thank You!' in Filipino!

Thanks so much to everyone who took advantage of GlobalGiving’s most recent matching day. Your gifts on the 18th were a third more impactful then normal – and that has made all the difference for families like Sherwin’s.

If you’re like us, you’re starting to think about the holiday season. The holidays are a time of joy – but for many of us they’re also incredibly busy! Before the end of year rush starts, we wanted to pause for a moment and thank you for everything you’ve given over the last year.

Because of you, when disaster struck in August, 2013, Banaba was ready. Families like Sherwin’s were supported by community rescue teams who had the boats they needed to bring trapped families to safety.

Vulnerable families in Banaba face multiple floods every year. Parents always try to get their families to safety before the waters rise, but sometimes the floods come too quickly. In the past parents in Banaba have spent many sleepless nights listening to the rain and wondering if they would have time to get their kids to safety if the waters started to rise.

But since you funded rescue boats, Banaba’s parents have been sleeping easier because they know that, if the waters do catch them by surprise, there will be someone there to help them get their kids to safety.

Their peace of mind is only possible because of your generosity.

There have been so many times over the past year that you could have chosen to spend your hard earned money on something for yourself or your family, but you chose to support families like Sherwin’s. Thanks so much for your extraordinary generosity. 

As always, if you ever have any questions about how your donation is changing lives, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again for your generosity, and our very warmest regards!


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International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

Location: Bristol, Somerset - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Andy Chaggar
Bristol, Somerset United Kingdom

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