The Philippines is suffering one of the worst natural disasters to hit the country. Deadly floods have already claimed the lives of at least 100 people and have forced a million others to flee their homes. Forecasters say more rain is coming to the capital city of Manila where 60% is already submerged in waist-high waters.
In response to this latest disaster, Child United , a 501 (c) 3 organization, is gathering donations to help with relief aid to victims. The effort is being called Project UNITED.
For the past week, Child United’s small team of volunteers, in conjunction with PAYO (Pilipino American Youth Organization based in Tacoma) have collected bags of donations. An event is scheduled on August 18 where volunteers will pack, sort and organize relief donations. It’s expected many more will drop off donations during the event. The organization hopes to pack 200 boxes at the event.
Country Village, 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell
August 18, 2012 11am-5pm
-A united front of people from all over dropping off donations
-Volunteers sort and pack relief supplies
-Pictures of previous relief missions
-Emotional interviews with children and organizers
100% of the donations received will go directly to relief efforts overseas.
ABOUT: Child United is a nationally-recognized organization by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. In 2011, they received recognition for its efforts abroad and it continues to make headway providing disaster relief in third world countries. The organization started in 2007 after its founder quit her corporate job to start the organization. Since then, Child United has helped thousands of families affected by disaster and continues to help children through education.
You can find more information about their story on the website www.childunited.org