Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center

by Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center
Philippine Disaster Recovery -Rebuild Birth Center

Project Report | May 29, 2014
The roof is going on today....

By Vicki Penwell | Executive Director

Shining happy faces of hope-Nerissa and Alex
Shining happy faces of hope-Nerissa and Alex

Today the roof is going on...

Nerissa's clinic and birth center, destroyed by Super Typhoon Haiyan 6 months ago, is, like a phoenix, rising from the ashes. Nerissa says" We are so thankful for the help. We want to work hard, we just need help!" She and her husband Alex put up a sign at the construction site, declaring that they will again be saving lives on this site. Rather than a broken memorial to a terrible tragedy, the site will once again have a birth center where mothers and babies will have a safe haven. Nerissa and Alex and their three children have been living in a tent since the storm. They do not ask for a house for themselves, only that the community clinic be rebuilt so that she can once again work in service to their neighbors.

Mercy In Action, partnered with Global Giving and each of you individually, are helping the typhoon survivors in the very best way we can at this point; by helping them rebuild their shattered lives and places of work. The birth center that was destroyed was a community-gathering place. It was an area landmark. It was the place hundreds of newborn babies took their first breath. And the patients are coming back, more each day, to gaze at the construction, to tell stories of what the clinic in their community means to them, to hope beyond hope that it will be finished in time for those who are now pregnant to be able to give birth there. Doctors Without Borders has left the community now; it is up to the locals to provide for their own health care needs again. And we need to get this safe place to give birth build and functional for the next generation.

Today the roof is going on...

We brought it this far. To complete the finish work, the doors, windows, and floor tiles, we will need your help. To furnish the inside with a birth bed, desk and chairs, to equip the clinic again with medical equipment and supplies, we need your help.

Lets do this together; lets get this place of Life and Light to the devastated community back up and running. Now is the time. The pregnant women cannot wait...

After the storm, Nerissa's birth center destroyed
After the storm, Nerissa's birth center destroyed
Signs of hope in the disaster zone
Signs of hope in the disaster zone
Declaration that lives will be saved here again
Declaration that lives will be saved here again
The roof is going on today....
The roof is going on today....
New Roof on Rebuilt Clinic-strong this time
New Roof on Rebuilt Clinic-strong this time

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Mercy In Action Vineyard, INC

Location: Boise, ID - USA
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Project Leader:
Vicki Penwell
Boise , ID United States

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