The evacuation centre you’ve helped equip is continuing to change lives everyday. As the centre’s programmes grow, it’s becoming more difficult for us to split the activities described in this project from our larger project in Banaba - Help Filipino Communities Prepare for Disaster.
As a result, we’ve decided to fold this project into Help Filipino Communities Prepare for DIsaster. To be clear, the work you’ve funded will continue to grow and expand - it just has a new home here on GlobalGiving.
We’ll provide updates as to what’s happening in the centre via Help Filipino Communities Prepare for Disaster. If you’d like to stay up to date you can visit the page to sign up for updates on the work you’ve made possible.
If you have any question about this change, please don’t hesitate to email Emma@IDVolunteers.org. I would be delighted to hear from you.
We’d like to extend a warm thank you for your generosity! All together, we’ve raised $3,783 to help Banaba resist and recover from disaster right here on GlobalGiving.
Because of your generosity, we’ll be able to improve the evacuation centre so that Ryan and David will have a safe place to weather storms.
Beyond simply giving them shelter, your gift will help the boys’ parents access livelihoods and poverty reduction programmes. It will be a long process, but these projects represent the opportunity for the family to escape poverty and move to safer housing.
You’ve started dozens of families on the road to self-sufficiency. Thanks so much!
We’ll post updates on the school’s growth right here on GlobalGiving – so keep checking back.
As always, if you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation please don’t hesitate to email Emma@IDVolunteers.org. I would love to hear from you!
Thanks again, and very kind regards.
We hope you had a Merry Christmas and thanks so much to everyone who has set up recurring donations following our email on the 20th!
Today, we’re looking back on 2013. It’s been a fantastic year. Thanks to you, Filipino community leaders are able to run more workshops to reduce poverty and keep the community’s most vulnerable safe during floods.
These workshops include learning how to make saleable products out of trash, activities to help young people stay in school, and drills on what to do when disaster strikes.
The workshops you made possible are making all the difference for families like Mae’s. But while huge progress has been made in 2013, there are still too many families who we can’t reach because the centre isn’t yet fully equipped.
This New Year, we hope you’ll resolve to help us get more families involved in the centre’s life changing programmes by setting up a monthly donation. When you set up your recurring donation before the ball drops and 2014 begins, GlobalGiving will match your gift.
Set up your monthly donation here
If you’re not ready to commit to a monthly donation, your one-off donation, whatever its size, will be gratefully received.
Thanks so much, and we wish you a very Happy New Year!
Ryan and David are brothers. They live in a shack by the rivers and when floods come they need to evacuate. But their nearest evacuation centre is miles from their home. That means that in the past they’ve had to walk for over an hour in the pouring rain to reach safety.
Their parents would love to live somewhere safer, but they can’t afford to move. So they cling on living by the river.
It often seems like Ryan and David have only the slimmest of chances at a secure home and prosperous future – but the evacuation centre is changing all that.
The Banaba Livelihoods and Evacuation centre acts as an evacuation centre during floods, and runs poverty reduction projects year-round. Those projects will give Ryan and David’s parents the chance they need to learn new skills, find work, and support the family. And, of course, the centre’s concrete walls give them safety when Mother Nature turns nasty.
Ryan and David’s lives are already better because you’ve chosen to give, but we still have a way to go. At the moment, the centre lacks the equipment it needs to teach urban gardening, sewing, and other income generation skills on a large scale, and we still can’t stockpile all the supplies we need to keep the boys, and hundreds like them, safe during floods.
This Christmas, you can give Ryan and David a brighter future by setting up a recurring donation to help us fund poverty reduction programmes and stockpile essential supplies for when floods come.
When you set up a monthly recurring donation between today and the New Year GlobalGiving will match your gift, and we’ll be able to help families like David and Ryan’s. Your recurring donation will make all the difference.
Set up your monthly donation here
Not ready to commit to a monthly donation? No problem. Whatever its size, your one-off gift will help vulnerable families thrive.
Thanks so very much - and, if you’re celebrating this year, we wish you a very Merry Christmas!
When floods struck Banaba in August 2013, Argee and family were among hundreds who found themselves sheltering for days in an evacuation centre. Their home was damaged, and they lost many of their possessions.
But, thanks to you, we were there to help. Argee and his family evacuated safely thanks to the warning systems you helped fund. They also had hot meals in the evacuation centre, and received emergency relief once the waters receded. If it hadn’t been for you, they wouldn’t have received the support they needed to survive and recover.
As families around the US gather to give thanks, we wanted to let you know that Argee and hundreds of others like him are thankful for you this year.
We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from Banaba and our staff at IDV!
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