Typhoon Yolanda smashed into the Central Philippines in November 2013 killing over 6300 people.
The Rotary Club of Sandringham provided support for the victims of Yolanda by making a contribution to the restoration fund set up by Rotary in the Philippines.
Support was strong from around the world, and funds totalled over US$250,000.
The main priority was the restoration and improvement of educational facilities. Five schools in the Ormoc area were selected to be repaired or rebuilt and re-equipped.
With the small amount of funds left over, the children were provided with a school uniform and shoes.
Where does the money come from?
Every time you buy a sausage from a Rotary barbecue or make a gold coin donation to enter a farmers market, that money goes towards local and international projects. Your contribution might be small, but cumulatively we can raise tremendous amounts and make a real difference to the lives of so many people.
Can I help?
Absolutely, we welcome volunteers from all walks of life and when we say volunteer, we really mean people that help others. You can put as much or as little in as you want. Most of our members find it quite addictive.
How can I find out more?
Give the ever cheerful Bob Boyd a call on 0418 526 480 or email us using the form below.