#HELPSIARGAO Recovery & Rebuilding Program
On December 16, a Category 5 Typhoon - the strongest type of tropical storm in the world - hit the remote island of Siargao. It had almost 200 mph winds, massive storm surges, and it has totally devastated the entire area, leaving virtually all residents homeless and without drinkable water, little food, and no electricity for probably months.
Most of the locals live by the sea and on small remote islands nearby in houses made of wood or tin and have little chance of coming out of this unscathed.
We, as a group of people who have friends and family in Siargao, are setting up operations from Davao and Tagum to send and distribute life-saving goods and services.
As of December 24, 8th day after Typhoon Odette (Rai), while we are celebrating Christmas, the people of Siargao are in the midst of the rainy season (with another LPA on the 29th) with no roof above there heads, reports of deaths due to dehydration and diarrhea due to lack of safe drinkable water, and no electricity. The situation in Siargao is getting worse and will get worse without our help. We are urging anybody who can #HELPSIARGAO to donate for the recovery and rebuilding of Siargao Island and its neighboring islands.
No donation is too small to help save & rebuild lives!
Please help however you can, even just sharing this.
100% of proceeds will go only to purchasing goods that will be distributed directly in Siargao & its neighboring islands.
For detailed updates and transparency reports, go to this link: https://bit.ly/helpsiargaoreports