Burners Without Borders Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort
February 15, 2014 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Typhoon Haiyan has devastated vast regions of the Philippines. Burners Without Borders volunteers were on the first relief planes into Tacloban and are bringing specialized skills in creating order from chaos to build capacity into the larger relief system. Your donation to BWB will enable us to make a huge impact in the lives of the storm survivors.
DONATE HERE to support the effort.
How BWB is Supporting the Relief Effort
BWB volunteers were on the first relief plane into Tacloban, following the devastating Typhoon. They set up command stations, and set up a hospital to receive doctors and nurses. Building the capacity of the larger relief effort is crucial at this time. BWB is sending in logistics experts this week to create order from chaos, which inevitably creates less suffering for the survivors.
BWB is partnering with Sam Bloch of Haiti Communitere to create a central resource hub in Tacloban. For now, tools, electricity, and the internet will be made available to locals and international NGO’s. This central hub will serve as a place to unify the relief efforts by enabling effective communication between locals and relief workers. This is a huge gap that we are filling and as this program grows, it will enable survivors to take the lead of their own rebuilding efforts.
Tool Drive: We are collecting new and used tools for the resource center. If you have any of the tools listed below and would like to donate, please send us an e-mail and we will send you a US address to send them to. Email: email@example.com
Burners Without Borders is not currently setting up an infrastructure to welcome volunteers due to the many local organizations who are doing great work and have long-time connections with the local people. In the future as the rebuilding phase begins, we may have volunteer opportunities, but for now we are focusing on creating a resource center.
Please do not purchase a plane ticket until you have received word from a host organization. We particularly like Volunteer for the Visayans because they place volunteers in home stays with locals affected by the Typhoon for a nominal fee. This is a wonderful model for the recovery effort since paid work will be hard to come by for many months.
If you would like to volunteer, please check out their website and fill out an application at Volunteer for the Visayans.
To read more about volunteering please click HERE
Please DONATE TO THE EFFORT and join us in making a huge impact in the lives of those most affected by this disaster.
We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.