• What we knew in the beginning – by Fin, BMoe and Marci
  • Video:  Ten Months After Haiyan – by adult volunteer
  • One Year Anniversary – The Entire Team Hope for Haiyan
  • Super Typhoon Haiyan:  A Painstaking Recovery – by Alex D
  • Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) – December 2014


As you know, Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda devastated the mid-southern part of the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Over four million people have been left homeless, over seven thousand have been confirmed dead, and over one thousand are assumed missing. This obviously dramatically affected the Philippines and it’s citizens. This is the reason we started this campaign. We need to help the typhoon victims in the Philippines after this tragedy.


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So, you may be interested in learning more about Typhoon Haiyan. This super storm was the strongest typhoon ever recorded. It was a category 5 typhoon when it hit the Philippines. Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 hurricane when it was still in the ocean. It was a category 3 hurricane when it hit around the east coast. Now, you may be wondering the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon. Well, they’re basically the same thing, but the storm is called different titles in different areas. There are three main names for hurricanes; hurricanes, cyclones, and typhoons. Typhoons are in the eastern hemisphere, hurricanes in the western, and cyclones are around the South Pacific.

Since the typhoon struck, businesses and services are up and running again. But, “No Build” zones are still preventing people from rebuilding their homes. Many still reside in temporary shelters, and electricity is still an issue.




Ten months after Typhoon Haiyan, this video shows the current state of the hardest hit town of Tacloban:

Click here to watch the VIDEO


Our thoughts & prayers are with all of the victims and survivors on this anniversary date.  We will never forget.

~The entire Team Hope for Haiyan

November 8, 2014

Here is an article from the BBC News Asia, including videos on “Typhoon Haiyan:  Still mourning and trying to survive in Tacloban”  Click here

An article from The Guardian on what’s happened a year after Haiyan/Yolanda:  Click here

Here’s an uplifting video called “Anything For Love” Click here



By Alex D

Super Typhoon Haiyan: A Painstaking Recovery
	Beginning on November 2nd, 2013 and dissipating on November 11th, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan (aka Super Typhoon Yolanda) was on a set path of demolition. This path, however, was already occupied by cities and small villages with a combined population of around 25 million. The destruction caused is unparalleled by any other storm, mowing down buildings with violent winds and barraging the people with endless rains. Since then, it has been a rough recovery for those affected. Estimations claim that two years from now many needs will still not be met, and that repairs will cost 104 billion pesos (2.35 billion USD) to cover the toll of the damage this hurricane has caused. Debris is incessant, and remains constantly remind everyone of the panic and results resulting from this monstrous disaster. The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement have distributed cash grants to 75,000 households and have met around a quarter of the emergency shelter needs of survivors, providing temporary relief for over 140,000 households, of which many still reside in to this day. Similar organizations have already begun to spring up, assisting victims by building more durable homes. In all honesty, progress has been remarkable and the response to this calamity has been fantastic, but be that as it may, there is still much work to be done before the Philippines is to its original state. The people of the Philippines have been extraordinarily resilient, fighting through these hard times in hopes that they will once again have their old lives back. 

~Submitted by Alex D. on November 9, 2014


Initially began as a Category 4 but weakened and ended slowly as a tropical storm. Twenty-one known casualties reported by the Red Cross but this hasn’t been fully confirmed yet by the Philippine government. (Info as of December 9, 2014)

Here are some pics taken by Elsa:

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The Cangumbang Community Center is in good shape and houses families at night
The Cangumbang Community Center is in good shape and houses families at night

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Below are pics taken by Volunteer for the Visayans:

Older children in the program help prepare food for the evacuees
all wet, Director Wimwim of VFV and Child Sponsorship Coordinator Maila discussing distribution of relief
inside the church that was under going construction
on our way back — with Tine Bo and Elsa Thomasma
one of the build a homes, damage free
in Mohon
the part where the engine stop because the flood was too high
our friend from the municipal office checking for remedy
our welcome committe with Volunteer Jonah, who arrive the center in Palo earlier
how they make the situation problem free, in floaters, a big swimming pool for them
helping out cross the relief to the centre

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Stay tuned as we gather more updates!

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