Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, which landed on the Philippines last November, 2013 killed at least 6,300 Filipinos, destroyed houses and properties, left many survivors requiring medical attention and food supplies. We went to Samar, Sorsogon and Leyte bringing food supplies, clothes and water to help. This was made possible through the help and donations of different organizations, specifically Victory Christian Center Japan under Reverend Guna, who responded quickly to help our “kababayans” (fellow countrymen).
PHASE 1 – Eastern Samar
The 1st Phase of Project Nehemiah relief operation to typhoon Yolanda victims in Eastern Samar which includes the town of Basey & Guian. Boxes includes mineral waters, coffees, pork & beans, noodles, bags of rice,salt, clothing, soap for clothes washing, candies, boxes of sardines, corned beefs, matches, candles, manna rice, dried peach fruits, bundles of bread, powdered milk etc.. Sis Ellen is very busy repacking toothpaste and toothbrushes for Eastern Samar while the other members of the team are very busy also in our base in Sorsogon City. Sorsogon. The 1000 repacked goods are ready to be transported and to be distributed to Eastern Samar.
PHASE 2 – Badjao Community, Bgy. Dolho, Bato, Leyte
Team members of Project Nehemiah Phase 2, based in Barugo, Leyte led by Pastor Albert & Ellen Santiago; Pastor Louie Rait, owner of the truck; Pastor Rey Pacheco, our coordinator and owner of the base; Pastor Perlita Santiago, Mischiel Ombrog-our busy coordinator, 2 Badjao workers from BABC, and some workers of Pastor Louie Rait of Lucena, Quezon. ( not in picture is our daughter Tisha Santiago) Anthony, our Badjao church worker distributing goods to his fellow Badjaos in Bato, Leyte.
PHASE 2B – Barugo, Leyte
The team prays before distribution ( Pastor Larry & Raquel Sto.Domingo, Mischiel Ombrog, my wife and the barangay captain. According to the barangay captain this is the biggest relief they have received one month after typhoon Yolanda.