Generous Donations Bring Healing to the Philippines
On Dec. 16, 2021, Typhoon Rai, a super typhoon, made landfall in the Philippines, leaving destruction in its wake.
Five OneChild Hope Centers were affected, with over 700 families and nearly 80 Child Champions losing their homes and personal belongings. OneChild mobilized quickly to provide emergency assistance like food, clothing, and hygiene supplies through the Children’s Crisis Fund.
It took weeks to restore electricity, water, and telecommunications, and the local workforce —primarily day laborers — struggled to return to their places of employment that had also been affected by the storm. OneChild partners and donors rallied around these families with generous donations that not only sustained them physically but revived their HOPE.
In January 2022, OneChild was able to approve a rebuilding and rehabilitation proposal in the amount of $152,200. As of March 1, 40% of the homes damaged or destroyed had been rebuilt, sturdier than before.
Please continue to pray for the people of the Philippines as they heal and for our Child Champions who are still helping them recover.
On Dec. 16, 2021, Typhoon Rai, a super typhoon, made landfall in the Philippines, leaving destruction in its wake. To help children in times of crisis, please give to the Children’s Crisis Fund.
Five OneChild Hope Centers were affected, with over 700 families and almost 80 Child Champions losing their homes and personal belongings. For weeks, there was no access to electricity, water supply, or communication lines. But amid the damage and devastation, the survivors of the storm were given a glimmer of hope. Watch an update from our partner, John Williford.
OneChild mobilized quickly to provide emergency assistance through the Children’s Crisis Fund and rapidly funded rebuilding and rehabilitation efforts. And OneChild U.S. wasn’t the only place evacuees could look to for relief. When partners in other regions of the Philippines found out what was lost in the storm, they rallied to collect resources like clothing, hygiene supplies, and food. These Child Champions spent days gathering, repacking, and distributing goods, with some even giving money from their own pockets to help.
Perhaps the most impactful response came from the Badjau, a nomadic sea people who are known in the region as being among the poorest. Many Badjau children are part of the OneChild program in an area that was not affected by the typhoon, and when word of the storm’s destruction spread, their parents (particularly their mothers) hurried to pitch in and share all they had with the survivors. The amount they were able to collect was humble in terms of monetary value, but their sacrifice was priceless.
We praise God for the safety of our children and their families and for the giving hearts who have come to their aid. Please continue to pray for the people of the Philippines as they recover.
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