Day 29: Interview with Elsa – Survivor & Director

Elsa Thomasma is the Director of the GoAbroad Foundation and an active philanthropist who is living and working in Tacloban City, Philippines. Her vision and drive made it possible to construct a storm shelter in Cangumbang, a village south of Tacloban, that saved countless lives during Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Yolanda). As she continues to work to…

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Day 21: Footage of the Yolanda Candlelight Memorial

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, and rows upon rows of…

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Day 8: One Year After Yolanda

12 Months have passed since Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) ravaged through the Philippines, devasting numerous towns and villages, leaving millions homeless, and taking the lives of thousands of Filipinos. Each day after Typhoon Yolanda seemed like a month for survivors, filled with constant battles, searching for loved ones, and savanging for food and water. Each day seemed to have no end. Though one year…

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