Today was an exciting day! We finally got to go shopping and spend some of the $1,841 that our friends and family have donated so far. We were pretty gutted that we can only take 20kg worth of baggage on the flight,which seems like a drop in the ocean, but at least its a start and we still have a huge amount of money left. Many of the things we still need to can be bought in Tacloban and so the rest of the money will be spent locally, with the added benifit of stimulating the local economy.
Today we got some basic building and school supplies based on the wish list our volunteer agency IDVolunteers gave us. We also have with us a few things generously donated by our family and friend back home such as pens, clothing, toys and art materials. We mentioned in an earlier post how we will be putting up photos and videos of what the donations have bought along with a dedication to those who donated the money. So here we go with the first dedications…
Donated by Selina and Jessy. Thanks to your donations we were able to purchase school and art supplies for several classes including over 300 coloured and lead pencils, 1000 sheets of paper, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, scissors, glue and a stapler!
Donated by Renee R. At first it might seem trivial but for many in the worst hit areas of the Philippines seeds are expensive and in short supply and growing vegetables is one of the most cost effective ways of providing healthy and nutritious food in the long run. Thanks to your donation we have obtained Pumpkin, Capsicum, Carrot, Cucumber, Tomato, Beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Peas. We will be flying to Tacloban tomorrow so
We are flying to Tacloban tomorrow where we will officially begin our journey as disaster volunteers. Things are about to start happening so keep checking back here to get the latest!!!
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This is the link to the fundraising webpage that we set up for the disaster relief in the Philippines. So far we’ve managed to raise over $1000 which is an amazing effort. If you want to get behind us and help out by donating please do so by following the link or by contacting us below.
The website charges no fees whatsoever and we also take nomoney out for any of our costs, however, Paypal charges a 2.5% processing fee. Get behind this cause and donate whatever you can. Even a dollar makes a world of difference. If you do decide to donate any money you can check back here to see what your money is being spent on, with lots of photos and videos to come.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who has donated so far!