Update: 21st December 2021
We have decided to stop this campaign in GoGetFunding. We've instead started a fundraising campaign by selling T-Shirts through Bonfire.com
Please support this fundraising campaign by purchasing through https://www.bonfire.com/t-shirts-for-disaster-reli...
On December 16, 2021, Super Typhoon Rai (Category 5 Hurricane) made landfall in the Southern Philippines. It hit the islands of Southern Leyte packing winds of 140 knots (259 kilometers per hour) and gusts of up to 170 knots, along with other several other provinces including Siargao and Dinagat Island. Over 100,000 were evacuated and are currently displaced just within the province of Southern Leyte. As of December 19, 2021 the death toll sits at 31 deaths.
Our goal is to raise funds to help with relief and rebuilding efforts. We will be teaming up with local government units to distribute food, clean drinking water, first aid, medicine, and essential hygiene items to those severely affected in Southern Leyte and the surrounding areas.
We have contacts on the ground keeping us updated (who had to go up the tallest mountains in each province to get cell service as cell service are out as well as electricity in the major towns) of those needs so that we can make sure funds raised go exactly where they are needed.
We are asking your help in supporting our efforts to provide relief to the families severely affected.
We will keep this page updated as we receive them. Thank you so much.
My name is Ronald Silvosa, and I am now residing in Maasin City with my family. We were affected by the Typhoon (we moved to Ormoc City in order to continue to work), but not as much as other families in our town and also in other towns within Southern Leyte (Maasin City, Malitbog and Burgos town) where there is no electricity and cell service (people are resorting to going up the highest peak closest to each town to get cell service).
I work full-time and I am earning good money. I started this campaign in order to help other families that were severely affected by the typhoon, as my own funds can only do so much to support my own family and other close relatives of my partner, Nikki, who is the native of of Southern Leyte.
All funds received will be put on a separate bank account and will be used directly to purchase supplies as mentioned above.