Medical Mission to Isabella, Leyte
Just before Christmas we were able to pull off one of the biggest deliveries of goods in an 18 ton truck, the support of the different women’s groups in the Country, the Union Church and private donations meant that we were able to send a truck with not just goods, but also meds for our largest medical mission. Below is personal account of the team and written by Kitty Martinho one of the volunteers. The journey to Leyte was not easy but the complete satisfaction of a job well done was apparent in all who went.
As the work continues for the rebuild of the area’s most affected we can begin to see lives that are changed again for the better and families getting back on their feet to take care of themselves and their closest friends.Read more...
September 4, 2013
Disaster Response to Typhoon Maring
May we appeal to you fo rhelp in bringing relief to the many people who have lost so much but are still living in flooded and muddy areas?
46,276 families suffered severe losses caused by thefloods during typhoon Maring. Sarah McLeod of Springboard Foundation visited Montalban, Rizal, north of Metro Manila and saw that many families were livingin homes flooded, and surrounded by muddy streets.
Photo taken by YouTube
Photo taken by Inquirer
Tropical storm “Maring”and the southwest monsoon resulted in heavy rainfall and wide spread flooding for many days in 663 areas under 92 municipalities and cities in the Philippines. Springboard Foundation donated 1,500 bags of relief goods to the Asian Student Christian Foundationfor thefamilies affected in Monatlaban,Rizal and Payatas.
Distribution of relief goods in Montalban
Distribution of relief goods in Payatas
Springboard joined private NGO’s who conducted a medical mission in Monatalban, Rizal, where 500 patients were served. Our long time volunteer Caroline Cliff organized thiswonderful mission and we are thankful for her hard work and for the help of the many doctors, nurses and volunteers who came and lent a helping hand.
Many expat volunteers also helped us packa nd distribute relief goods. We are always grateful to have so many people ready to volunteer their time and efforts. We wouldn’t have been able to do so much without their support.
We still need to help the people in Laguna. This area hasb een declared a “calamityarea” and remains flooded to this day.
Please join us in bringing relief by donating in cash or in kind.
In kind and cash donations can be dropped off at 15 Melbourne St. Merville, Paranaque or call us to arrange for pick-ups. Call 8215440/ 343 3309/09228396412 look for Annette or Gina
Transfers can be made to:Springboard Foundation, Inc.
Hongkong Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited,Makati MainBranch
US Dollar Account# 001-060-458-130
CanadianDollar # 001-060-458-131
GBP Account# 001-060-458-195
Bank of the Philippine Islands,Magallanes South, PasayCity
Peso Account# 0081-0592-09
REPORT UPDATE: As of August 24, 2013
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)\
Number of areas affected
663 Areas under 92 municipalities and cities are affected
UPDATE ON CASUALTIES, AFFECTED POPULATIONS AND DAMAGES: Casualties
§ Missing –4
§ Injured –41
Number of Evacuation Centers
§ Evacuation centers-675
§ Seeking shelter withfriends & relatives-400,762
Number of Affected Population
§ 46,276 families
§ 206,232 individuals
§ Infrastructure and agriculture PHP97,300,000.00
Issues & Concern
§ Some evacuation centers are more like a relief distribution centers
§ Some affected families show-up only during relief distribution
§ Unrealistic number of families supposedly inside evacuation centers
§ Very chaotic relief distribution, some families may be marginalized(single mothers,families with small children, people with disabilities, unaccompanied senior citizens)
Needs of Community
oEducational supplies and uniform of children(since most of their belongings were flooded)
oSafe drinking water
oMedicinesfor common illnesses and for leptospirosis, colds, coughs, fever & allergies
oVitamins for children
oUnder garments especially for women
oSack bag(for storing theclothes)
Plan of Action with other NGO organization and volunteers(August- September)
1. Facilitate relief operations to 1,500 affected families(7,500persons)
oFirst batch of donations arrived last August 24
oStart of distribution was August24,2013
oMedical mission served 500 patients