On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda) ran its course through the island of Leyte and the surrounding islands. Haiyan is one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded in history. That being said it damaged or destroyed over 1.1 million homes. All Hands Volunteers have been there from the beginning cleaning up the mess and now are in the long term rebuilding and recovering stage.
Responsible for the construction of 266 transitional shelters with the help of IOM, Operation Blessing, Catholic Relief Services, Samaritan’s Purse, Gawad Kalinga and Humedica. This provided homes for more than 1,000 people.
Rebuilt a school in Tabango with the help of the San Miguel Foundation. This allowed 295 children to return to school.
Community based projects such as Project Sunshine and Little Dreams have been a great success. The projects consist of playing games, showing movies to kids, playing basketball and volleyball, singing karaoke and dancing. This instills smiles and happiness throughout the community giving them hope and positive energy.
Presently working in an area called 83-C, building 40 total two story homes which have been intuitively designed to be resilient to any disaster. With the help of local carpenters and the German NGO Humedica, 20 homes have been built and 20 more homes will be built in the near future. All Hands has made a great impact and the community of 83-C is truly grateful
Organization: All Hands Volunteers
All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, non-profit organization, that
addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by
natural disasters by engaging volunteers, partner organizations and
local communities. All Hands aim to demonstrate the power and value of
volunteering through the tangible work done, the hope it brings to
suffering communities, and the transformative experiences it provides