Relief for Typhoon Odette Survivors in Negros Oriental

Update posted by Anne Munoz On Jan 17, 2022

...after Super Typhoon Odette (internationally known as Rai) left a trail of destruction in the Philippines, and sadly numerous areas on our island of Negros Oriental remain struggling for clean drinking water and basic supplies for survival.

It is with grateful and humble hearts that we proudly announce we are able to continue delivering water relief aid to the most affected areas in northern Negros Oriental thanks to the donations we have received thus far. We would humbly like to extend our thanks to Maja Munoz and her circle of friends who have generously contributed to our efforts from half way around the world. Our photos do not capture every smile and hope you have helped bring to so many people, but please know you have truly made an impact. Truly.

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Update posted by Anne Munoz On Jan 10, 2022

As my amazing sister Maja reminded me, it takes a village.

Not just to raise a child, as the original proverbial phrase goes, but to raise up those who have been struck and stripped down by the tragedy that was Typhoon Odette. As the donations, both online and offline, continue to arrive, we are empowered by the support and care from our donors to keep doing what we do.

Today, we proudly collaborated with another small group of concerned citizens who packed much needed food supplies and loaded them on to trucks to take up to Ayungyon and Tayasan where locals are still reeling from the shortage of food and clean water. For our part, we sent the big truck to bring potable water in two 1500 liter tanks from which the locals could fill their containers. The other smaller truck carrying 660 liters of water was dispatched to Bais where citizens of the small island of Olympia crossed to the mainland in order to get the water.

Times are certainly tough for everyone amidst this global pandemic disrupting virtually every aspect of our lives. The sense of communal effort and solidarity we are seeing from friends, family and even strangers, despite these trying times, give us so much hope--though perhaps more importantly, give the typhoon survivors hope. Hope to see another day. Hope to heal. Hope to rebuild. Hope to rise and come out of this tragedy stronger and better.

THANK YOU to everyone in "our global village".

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Tayasan & Ayungyon

Photo Credit to Kate Hassaram

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Update posted by Anne Munoz On Jan 07, 2022

Dr. Dawnn Bituin, a friend who is a doctor at the Municipal Health Office in Mabinay, has confirmed cases of typhoid fever in areas with unsanitary and contaminated water. We will be focusing our efforts in those particular areas starting next week.

Yesterday, both water trucks went out again to Ilaya, Bindoy, and both returned completely empty. The need for safe, clean water is real. And while our efforts touch only a small drop in the bucket, so to speak, every little bit helps. Everyone who has donated, no matter the amount, has made a huge impact and we continue to be grateful for and humbled by people's kindness and compassion.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has." -Margaret Mead

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Update posted by Anne Munoz On Jan 04, 2022

Water is literally LIFE. A basic human necessity inaccessible to remote areas where Typhoon Odette/Rai wreaked the most havoc.

With merely 38% of our funding goal met, we have been able to set up two delivery trucks carrying a total of 3,600 liters of potable water distributed to approximately 700 families within a span of less than a week. Imagine how many more survivors we can help and for how much longer if we reach our goal.

Please think about the struggles of these survivors to get one glass of drinkable water next time you have a drink and consider donating to help our efforts. The smile behind these faces that merely three weeks ago looked a catastrophic storm in the eye is worth every cent you can spare. #WaterIsLife #SupportForTyphoonOdetteSurvivorsPH #PayItForward


In addition to drinking water, we bring fruits and over-the-counter medication as needed.

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Update posted by Anne Munoz On Jan 03, 2022

As we bid 2021 good bye and look forward to better days in 2022, we are touched by the overwhelming support we have received from so many of our friends and families.

Yesterday the water truck went to Sitio Cabuyao, Manjuyod. Today, we were able to purchase TWO 1500 liter tanks from the donated funds which increases the volume of H2O we are able to deliver throughout this week and beyond.

Your contributions help us continue to make potable water available to Typhoon Odette survivors in Negros Oriental who desperately need it, and words cannot THANK YOU all enough! 🙏🏾 #WaterIsLife#typhoonodettereliefoperations

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Update posted by Anne Munoz On Dec 29, 2021

The water truck went up to Alingalinan, Manjuyod, today. This is the first time the locals have received any direct aid. Before today, they have had to travel down the hill to get to the highway in hopes that somebody would give them clean water. Thank you to our donors for making this happen.

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Update posted by Anne Munoz On Dec 28, 2021

Happy to announce our first potable water delivery to Tinaogan, Bindoy, went well. Thank you to Alma for getting up early today to oversee the delivery. :)


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We’ve reached 50% of our goal thanks to each and everyone of you! Please be sure to check out our updates to see how your contribution is impacting the lives of Typhoon Odette survivors in Negros Oriental. From us and all those your kindness has touched, thank you so very much!

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