On November 7th, one of the strongest storms ever recorded pummeled through the Philippines. Super Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) decimated part of the country and the full scope of the damage, both to life and to property, is still unknown.
“I have seen thousands of homes today and you can count on one hand the number that are NOT damaged, the queues for gasoline are unbelievable and they need materials so they can start rebuilding.” – Marc Young
All Hands Volunteers has an ongoing project in Bohol in response to the October 15th earthquake – and we will launch a project in response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
Our assessment team, led by our Director of International Response, Marc Young, is on the ground in Ormoc, Leyte in the Philippines. Given the wide-scale devastation we are seeing, there is no doubt we will launch a project in response to Typhoon Haiyan, or Yolanda as it is known locally. Our assessment team is determining exactly how we will be responding, and where we will be establishing our project and base of operations, but we will share additional details as soon as we have them.
Erik Dyson | Executive Director
It is clear that we will be launching Project Leyte as a response to this devastating typhoon. With our assessment team surveying the evolving situation, it is still too soon to be able to open applications. As we take volunteers with no special skills or previous experience we focus on disaster response and must wait for search and rescue and emergency food, shelter and medical teams to complete their work before we open our doors.
As we get details sorted, you can sign up on our INTEREST FORM to let us know you want to volunteer and be the first to know when the application is available.
Looking to volunteer right away? Just two weeks ago we opened the doors on Project Bohol, as response to the devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake which struck the central Philippines on October 15. Thousands of houses were damaged and many remain extremely dangerous. We are working hard to “safe” these buildings so that local people can return to their properties and begin the long recovery process. Click here to find out more about joining this rewarding project.
Your gift of any amount provides immediate aid to struggling families affected by Haiyan. With the ongoing support of our passionate volunteers, we will help rebuild a country once again ravaged by natural disasters. All gifts designated to our Typhoon Haiyan and Bohol Earthquake response will only be used for our Philippines recovery projects. Please give today and thank you for your generous support of All Hands Volunteers.
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