Our facebook updates about the effects about the recent typhoon that devastated Malapascua are getting longer and longer, so I think it’s time to switch to the blog
Our fundraiser is really taking off and we have a whopping $40,000+ already in combined donations!!! Thank you so much to everyone for your generosity! From the smallest donations of a few dollars, to the the largest one so far of $2,400, everyone has been so very kind!
But funds are still badly needed; there is a huge amount of rebuilding to do so keep them coming!
Yesterday we met to discuss island wide initiatives.
There is an island wide food delivery today that will go to 5 different delivery points. We are still learning how best to deliver the food fairly, as the south of the island near the businesses is getting the lion’s share.
Tetanus shots are being sourced as there were many cuts sustained during the typhoon and there will be more to come with the cleanup.
And we hope to replace the roof on the school as soon as possible so we can get the children back to some sense of normalcy. An assessment is being done today, and if possible, work will start next week.
As for Trevor, he was off on another round of shopping. This time he got:
- Tools for rebuilding
- Baby formula and baby food
- Mosquito coils and sprays – stagnant water is starting to become a problem.
- The last of the candles and matches he could find in the stores
- Tarpaulin for shelter
- Canned meats and fish
- Dried noodles – he cleared the supermarket shelves!
He also cleared the shelves of… shall we say… female “sanitary” products. He didn’t half get some strange looks in the supermarket with a shopping trolley half full of beef noodles and half full of sanitary napkins
He is delivering the goods now and communications are down again on Malapascua, so I will have another report later today when he returns. He will also hopefully come back with some more photos so you can see the progress that is already being made!