Typhoon Bopha Emergency Relief in the Philippines

$7,055 $17,945
Raised Remaining


The destructive "Typhoon Bopha" (or Pablo) made landfall on the eastern coast of Mindanao early December 4. Torrential rain and strong winds toppled trees and power lines, destroyed houses and roads, and caused floods and mudslides and forced more than 300,000 to seek refuge in evacuation centers. Peace Winds America (PWA) and its local partner, Citizens' Disaster Response Center (CDRC), are responding by distributing relief supplies to affected families in Compostela Valley.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

"Typhoon Bopha" has caused massive destruction, resulting thousands to be displaced. The typhoon also has claimed hundreds of deaths. Heavy floods and mudslides are ravaging Mindanao, particularly Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon regions. Many communities remain isolated because of floods and destroyed roads.

How will this project solve this problem?

This fund will support emergency relief efforts of some of the hardest hit communities by Typhoon Bopha. PWA, through our local partner, Citizen's Disaster Response Center (CDRC), is distributing emergency relief packages to 767 families in 7 communities in the severely devastated Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon regions. Relief packages include food, blankets, shelter and sanitary items and other emergency supplies in need.

Potential Long Term Impact

PWA is providing emergency relief to families affected by the disaster. Together with CDRC, PWA is targeting 767 families from seven communities in Mindanao. Reconstruction of homes and roads will help restore stabilities and livelihood.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,055

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,055 .  The original project funding goal was $25,000.


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Project Leader

Jon Ehrenfeld

Seattle, WA United States

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