On Friday, 8 November 2013, the most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded to make landfall slammed into the small fishing town of Guiuan on the Eastern tip of Samar, Philippines. Typhoon Yolanda (local name “Haiyan”), brought wind gusts of up to 314 km/hour, then continued to unleash its fury as it tore through the Philippine Islands over the next two days. The country’s second-deadliest typhoon ever recorded wreaked catastrophic damage in the Central Philippines, particularly in Samar and Leyte.
More than 12 million people have been affected by the devastation. Thousands of people have been rendered homeless and scores more displaced. Vast areas are still without power and people’s livelihoods have been completely devastated as families are without food, clean water, power, fuel, medical attention and shelter. With many people still missing the death toll continues to still rise.
Through the dedication of the Institute for Foundational Learning, Inc. (IFL) and its countless volunteers, this organization has been able to extend their reach to provide relief work in these affected areas. The IFL is a non-profit organization intensely dedicated to relieving the pressures of poverty through education, medical relief, agriculture and livelihood trainings, malnutrition feeding programs, moral and spiritual development and disaster relief and reconstruction.
In this effort, through our connection with the IFL’s Board of Director, Ms. Patricia Oh, 100X has established a new partnership with the Institute to help provide care for the people in desperate need.
The IFL’S Immediate Goals for December:
- Provide Christmas blessings for 1000 families in all of the areas we have already visited including two new barangays (villages ) in Guindapunan and Cabarasan Daku, Palo, Leyte consisting of Solar lights; Christmas gifts, candy and cookies for the children; and packages of food.
- Provide Medical Mission in the two new barangay (villages ) mentioned in #1 in , leyte including the Christmas blessings
- Begin construction of typhoon resistant houses for the 48 houses on Magalombe Island and the 91 houses in Barotac Viejo that were totally destroyed by typhoon Yolanda.
- Repair the main structure and construct a new barn for our IFL Center in Barotac,Viejo Iloilo.
- Complete the typhoon resistant houses for the remaining 861 houses in the affected areas that we are now working in.
- Rebuild the 4 IFL schools and 3 churches destroyed by the typhoon
- Provide materials for the island fishing families to build their boats enabling them begin anew their livelihood and transport their children to the mainland daily for school
You can join us in this important work in helping the people of the Philippines by making a contribution to 100X Development –Relief Fund. With your support we can:
- Help rebuild homes and provide solar power
- Help the IFL volunteers continue bringing hope to many families through spiritual Nourishment
- Send relief goods and medical supplies
The strengths that you share will help us make the difference. Most importantly, it will help bring JOY and HOPE to those that have been so devasted and broken.To learn more about our partnership opportunities and the LEVERAGE campaign, email Leverage@100XDevelopment.com.
To receive a tax deductible contribution receipt, please send your gift to:
100X Development- Relief Fund
7020 Fain Park Drive
Montgomery, AL 36117