Millions in the Philippines faced flash flooding, mud-slides and winds of 195mph, after super-Typhoon ‘Haiyan’ made landfall on Friday 8 November 2013. Because of your generosity we were able to partner with Ywam and rebuild a number of homes. An average of about 20 typhoons strikes the Southeast Asian every year. These natural disasters leave many without food, shelter and clothing. Help us to build a fund where we can help those in need after a natural disaster.
Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) was one of the largest storms to ever make landfall. Whole towns have been demolished by winds measuring over 200 mph (300 km/h) and a storm surge that brought a wall of water up to 30 feet (10 meters) high. Yolanda affected some 9.5 million people in the Philippines and caused widespread destruction and displacement. The death toll continues to rise as remote areas are reached.
"Ompong" brought with it torrential rain as well as 200km/h gusts of winds. Landslides, flooding and destroyed homes were all left in its wake. Hands of Hope Faith Academy is the main evacuation centre for San Isidro. Over the course of 2-3 days 40-50 families (250-300 people) called it home. The severity of typhoon meant we couldn't get out of Baguio but some of our local leaders cooked, feed and prayed for those who had been evacuated from their homes. We are so proud of our team. The waters are yet to subside but at least the sun is now shinning and people are back in their homes. I received a number of messages from people who were praying and we want to express our thanks to you.