Global Disaster Reduction and Relief

by The Mustard Seed Mission
Play Video
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief
Global Disaster Reduction and Relief

Project Report | Mar 21, 2024
From Brokenness to Beauty: Restoring Lanyu with Love

By Denny Chou | Supervisor, International Mktg Resource Centre

Dear friends,

We are writing to provide you with an update on our work in disaster reduction and relief, both in Taiwan and around the world.

Organisational Transformation

As you may know, we have been working hard to help people affected by various disasters in Asia and Western Asia. In order to better respond to the changing and complex needs of disaster victims, we have transformed our former Domestic Disaster Prevention Unit into a new department, called Global Disaster Reduction and Relief Division. This new department will be responsible for disaster relief and aid work both inside and outside Taiwan, covering the aspects of prevention, mitigation, response, and recovery.

 

Typhoon Koinu Relief and Recovery in Lanyu

In September 2023, Typhoon Koinu made landfall in Taiwan, causing extensive damage to the island of Lanyu. We immediately mobilized our emergency response team and provided relief supplies to the affected families. We also conducted a damage assessment and began working on long-term recovery plans.

In the first phase of our relief efforts, we provided food, water, shelter, and medical care to the people of Lanyu. We also distributed emergency cash grants to help families meet their immediate needs.

In the second phase, we focused on helping families repair and rebuild their homes. We worked with a team of professional engineers and contractors to assess the damage and develop a plan for repairs. We also provided financial assistance to families who were unable to afford the cost of repairs.

In the third phase, we worked to help families recover their livelihoods. We provided loans and grants to help businesses reopen, and we also offered training and support to help people find new jobs.

 

Plans for 2024

In 2024, we will continue to work on disaster reduction and relief both in Taiwan and around the world. Our plans include:

  • Providing professional training for disaster relief workers
  • Conducting disaster preparedness education and advocacy
  • Establishing food storage centres in communities throughout Taiwan
  • Completing home reconstruction in Turkey and Syria

 

Individual Story

One of the families we helped in Lanyu is the Jiang family. Mr. Jiang is a single father of four children. Two of his daughters, Shien and Ming, are sponsored by The Mustard Seed Mission.

When Typhoon Koinu hit, Mr. Jiang's home was severely damaged. The roof was blown off, and the windows were shattered. Mr. Jiang and his children were forced to evacuate to a nearby shelter.

We provided Mr. Jiang with a new roof and windows. We also helped him to repair the damage to his home.

Mr. Jiang is grateful for our help. He says that he is now able to sleep at night knowing that his family is safe.


 (English Dubbed)

 

We are grateful for your support of our Typhoon Koinu relief and recovery efforts. Your donation has made a real difference in the lives of the people of Lanyu.

Sincerely,

The Mustard Seed Mission

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Nov 17, 2023
Typhoon Koinu hits Orchid Island. The Mustard Seed Mission launches Helping Network at Orchid Island

By Benson Wu | Project Leader

Jul 27, 2023
Crossing Mountains and Wading Through Water

By Benson Wu | Project Leader

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 can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

The Mustard Seed Mission

Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan - Taiwan
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MustardSeedTW
Project Leader:
The Mustard Seed Mission
New Taipei City , Taiwan
$17,408 raised of $70,000 goal
 
70 donations
$52,592 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

The Mustard Seed Mission 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

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

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.