On November 8, 2013, one of the most dangerous typhoons on record hit the island of Leyte – and neighboring islands – in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. Dubbed a super typhoon, Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) damaged or destroyed 1.1 million homes. After our initial response on the island of Leyte, we…Learn More Apply Now
Due to its location on the eastern coast of Samar, the municipality of Hernani was left in a state of ruins when Typhoon Haiyan swept through, destroying numerous homes and practically all municipal buildings. Prior to the typhoon the 15 barangays that make up Hernani had no option but to evacuate to higher ground in a…Learn More
On October 15th, 2013, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked the Visayan region of the Philippines. More than 73,000 structures were damaged, at least 14,500 of which were completely destroyed. This earthquake left foundations crumbled, walls cracked, and the possibility that homes could collapse at anytime. Tremors happened often on Bohol after the earthquake and the…Learn More
On November 8, 2013, one of the most dangerous typhoons on record hit the island of Leyte – and neighboring islands – in the eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. Dubbed a super typhoon, Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) damaged or destroyed 1.1 million homes.Learn More
On December 16, 2011 the island of Mindanao was hit by Typhoon Washi – locally known as “Sendong.” Heavy rains caused destructive flash flooding which killed over 1,200 people and left hundreds more still missing. Nearly 50,000 homes were damaged or destroyed.Learn More
All Hands Volunteers’ first Philippines project was back in 2007 when the organization pitched up in Santo Domingo, Luzon. Typhoon Durian, which hit in late November 2006, caused mudslides near Mayon Volcano, covering many municipalities. Over the course of four months volunteers shoveled plenty of lahar, helped to tarp roofs, rebuilt schools, constructed boats and planted coconut…Learn More
Immediately following Typhoon Hagupit, the AHV Disaster Assessment Response Team (DART) spent six days on the island of Samar, which bore the brunt of the typhoon, assessing the island’s east coast, but discovered the area to be congested with multiple aid agencies. In stark contrast, the west coast had received little attention despite there being several…Learn More Apply Now
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