As a survivor of Typhoon Yolanda himself, our founder Troy Peden has been impacted in many ways by his experiences. Now relocated to Colorado with his family, we asked him “What have you learned from Typhoon Yolanda?” His initial response was: I have learned so much but I am still sorting it out. The fact […]
As the sun set on November 8, 2014, one year after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), thousands of Taclobanons and visitors lit over 25,000 candles along major city streets to “remember as one”. The effect was powerful. As you walked down any street you saw families lighting candles for their loved ones, children playing in the candlelight, […]
At just 19 years old, she had so much life to live when Typhoon Yolanda came bursting into her life. Her 20th birthday was just 2 months away and she was a year away from graduating college. Though the thought of such an immense storm sparked a bit of anxiety, she had no idea the […]
Gil is a Typhoon Haiyan Survivor from Tacloban City. During the Typhoon, he was in the office building of the Budget Hotel, which sits across the road from the sea shore. We must warn you before this story begins, it does not have a happy ending. At 6 p.m. the day before Typhoon Yolanda was […]
Angus arrived in Tacloban on November 10th and had no choice but to sleep in what was left of the airport overnight, in hopes that the following day transportation and news would assist him in beginning his reporting of the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. As he explained in his blog just a few days after […]
It was an emotional, powerful weekend in Tacloban City, as the one year anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan arrived and the commemorative events commenced. These photos were taken on November 7th and 8th, as survivors joined together to remember those that lost their lives and stand united with hope for the future.
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Through the sale of T-shirts in and around Tacloban City in the Philippines and generous donations for supporters from the Philippines, Canada, the U.S., and England, over $2,500 USD has been raised for Volunteer for the Visayans over the past 2 months to provide funding for Educational Scholarships in the Philippines. Six students who have […]
Before the Typhoon Joel lived with his wife and daughter in Palo. Though their home was not directly on the sea, they still experienced a great deal of damage to their home along with intense flooding. Luckily, Joel’s car, which he had purchased not long before the typhoon, was not destroyed in the storm and […]
Visiting the community for the first time in 2009, building homes and getting to know the locals for 6 months in 2011, avidly fundraising in 2012, completing construction of a community evacuation center in 2013, our director Elsa Thomasma has more than a close relationship with the village of Cangumbang. So when Typhoon Yolanda ravaged […]
Today we share with you a story from Pinky, a young woman who survived Typhoon Yolanda despite her entire family being faced with unimaginable flooding that submerged their neighborhood. “Tanauan is a coastal town in Eastern Visayas about 18 kilometers from Tacloban City. This is my home town where I grew up together with my […]