Philippines Update :: March 2014

Philippines Update :: March 2014

On November 8, 2013, the Philippines was struck by a devastating typhoon that killed over 6,000 and displaced millions. Convoy of Hope’s Global Disaster Response Team sent relief supplies when Typhoon Haiyan was still on its way. Food and supplies were also on hand at the COH distribution center in Manila where 20,000 children are fed regularly. After the typhoon hit, hundreds of volunteers started distributing 1.24 million meals and provisions to eight provinces. Additionally, we’ve provided fishing nets, water filters, hygiene kits, and other supplies to help victims rebuild their lives. Repairs have also been completed on a local church in Danbantayan to ensure food storage and feeding programs in the area continue as these people are still in…

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Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 2

Biesti, Moldova // AAC Trip 2

Last week, from October 28th-31st, 2013, we took a second trip of the year to the adopted community of Biesti, Moldova. With partners from Mission Impact of Tubize, Belgium, we worked to hand out around 18,500kg (40,700lbs) of coal to families in need. The winters in Moldova get very chilly and families in this area are too poor to afford enough coal and firewood to get them through the season. Their only option is to layer on clothes and without removing them for months at a time, often not even to bathe. As a result, there is a lack of hygiene and seasonal illnesses augment as they go untreated. There are a lot of elderly people in this community that are in need of…

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Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 3

Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 3

From September 28th - October 5th, 2013, we had our third Adopt-a-Community trip to the village of Dicanesti, Romania. This community has been blessed to be adopted by two churches in collaboration, Calvary Lighthouse of Lakewood, New Jersey and Bethany Church of Wyckoff, New Jersey. A month ago, we hosted Calvary Lighthouse in Dicanesti. This month, our second team of the year was from Bethany Church. Throughout the week, the team continued the work of helping the families of Dicanesti in any way they could to show consideration and care. For one family, we chopped a large pile of wood to help them get through the winter. At other homes, we cleared gardens, repaired fences, and contributed in various ways. The team…

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Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 2

Dicanesti, Romania // AAC Trip 2

From August 31-September 8, 2013, COHEU was joined in Dicanesti, Romania by a team from Calvary Lighthouse, Lakewood, New Jersey, USA. Calvary Lighthouse, along with Bethany Church, Wyckoff, NJ, adopted this community last year and this was their second trip. Last year, teams worked hard to lay concrete foundations, interior floors, and sidewalks in the Roma neighborhood. We also laid a foundation for a small community center to be used for various purposes including an after-school tutoring program. This time, much of the week was spent working on the community center. We cleaned the foundation and prepared it for insulation. We also demolished part of the old building to make place for new construction that will connect the existing building…

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Glinjeni, Moldova // AAC Trip 2013

Glinjeni, Moldova // AAC Trip 2013

From August 12th-19th, 2013, Convoy of Hope Europe, in partnership with Cornerstone Church, Bowie, Maryland, USA, took its final Adopt-A-Community trip to Glinjeni, Moldova. Over the past three years, we have seen many goals accomplished beyond expectation in Glinjeni and this trip was no different. In one week, the team worked to paint the houses of 6 families in need, including repairing the steps and walkway of one house. We also rebuilt a stove for another family. Last year, COHEU and Cornerstone contributed to the building of a well on the local church grounds. Previously, there was not enough water in town and people had to go to neighboring villages to meet their needs. Now, there is a well in…

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