Super Typhoon Goni/Rolly Relief Fund

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Super Typhoon Goni/Rolly Relief Fund

Project Report | Jun 2, 2021
Restoring Strength After 2020's Strongest Storm

By Mikaela Raphael | GlobalGiving Fellow

Photo: Gawad Kalinga Community Development Fdn.
Photo: Gawad Kalinga Community Development Fdn.

Super Typhoon Goni was the most powerful storm of 2020. It was just one in a series of storms that hit the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic. With low-lying coastal communities that experience an average of 20 storms a year, the Philippines continues to bear the brunt of the climate crisis. 

Thanks to your generous donation to GlobalGiving’s Super Typhoon Goni/Rolly Relief Fund, our trusted nonprofit partners have provided urgently needed assistance while helping to pave the long road to recovery and climate resilience that lies ahead.

Here is a snapshot of how four GlobalGiving nonprofit partners based in the Philippines continue to make a difference since Super Typhoon Goni/Rolly made landfall last year:

  • Green Releaf Initiative is serving communities affected by displacement and repeated disaster events using permaculture farming methods. Since the storms last year, the organization has continued to support 300 farmers in Tiwi, Albay province by providing pollinated and organic seeds, repairing farm tools and equipment, and leading permaculture training initiatives for the farmers. 
  • De La Salle University’s Center for Social Concern and Action (COSCA) sprang into action last November, in partnership with local governments in storm-affected areas, to provide rapid relief packs to more than 140 families living in rural coastal communities in Lian, Batangas province. With preparedness in mind, the COSCA team is now shifting its focus to providing those communities with disaster-ready bags that include radios, thermal blankets, flashlights, and first aid kits.
  • Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT) is driving support to typhoon-impacted families through important local partnerships. Tarabang para sa Bicol (TABI), one of SIBAT’s partners working in the Bicol region, is a pioneer in the field of community-based disaster management. TABI has already provided emergency relief to more than 3,600 families in three provinces since last November. In partnership with SIBAT, TABI is now able to expand its work with these families in a way that effectively meets their needs. They’re responding based on feedback from the families, especially in terms of how the pandemic has made the impacts of recent typhoons even worse.

Thank you for helping raise more than $60,000 for grassroots organizations working on the front lines of typhoon response and the climate crisis. Though we are now closing this fund, the need remains enormous for communities in the Philippines. GlobalGiving's trusted nonprofit partners in the country will continue to respond to climate-fueled disasters. If you are able, we encourage you to consider supporting ongoing projects that are meeting people’s needs for food, shelter, and a stronger future after last year’s typhoons. 

With gratitude,

Mikaela + the GlobalGiving Team

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