The idea of this project was immediately conceptualized after I surveyed my hometown, Ormoc City in Leyte, one day after the super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck Visayas. I can still remember the devastating scenes I have seen. The humiliating and heart-wrenching feeling was enormous. I have empathized with the sufferings and needs of the affected people because my family was affected too. That’s why, days after the typhoon, I requested my nephew to post a status on my Facebook account requesting for help not just for my family but for other people and the community that needed help as well. Twenty days after the typhoon, I was called to be on a “special” mission here in Metro Manila for six months. Right now, I am connected with One Year in Mission for the past four months. Though I was quite hesitant to come here because I didn’t want to leave my family, yet I still accepted the call. I always believe that by being here in Metro Manila, I will become a blessing not just to my family but to other people as well.
Here are some of the photographs I took while surveying the city:
#ProjectREBUILD is a fund-raising project, which will help in rebuilding a house, a school, and a church in Ormoc City, Leyte.
During my last two months here in Metro Manila, I will be gathering funds from you: my friends, relatives, and readers. I will be going home on the last week of May or on the first week of June and I will be bringing these funds to my hometown. If we have enough funds, we will adopt a house, help in the roofing of a school, and aid in reconstructing a church.
More details will posted here as soon as more funds will come.
For those who wanted to send some funds, you can message me on Facebook or e-mail me.
Thank you so much for your overwhelming support to this project!
You can contact me through:
Facebook: Ephraim Arriesgado
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find updates and photos here:
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