The team from Bohol has arrived in Leyte. Dennis Saco and his team are handling distribution of relief supplies to ten towns in the area. He is focusing on delivering food, water, medicine, and other supplies. Supplies vitally needed by people who have had little or no food since the unrelenting typhoon destroyed some much and killed and injured so many!
We will be receiving photos from Dennis soon. In the meantime, we have an update from the group by Anna Maris Igpit:
I’m back and alive! We are now back in Bato,Leyte. Thank you everyone for praying for the safety of my team. It was a very successful WAVE 1 of relief operation. Our truck had a flat tire in Baybay that delayed our mission for an hour, nevertheless, it was a smooth trip.
Until this moment, I am still in a state of shock. It was like an atomic bomb was dropped in Leyte. No one was spared. Trees were uprooted, houses were destroyed and roofless, few dead bodies still lying around, debris everywhere, thousands of people left homeless. People were crying and smiling when they saw us. They were so grateful that despite the calamity we also went through in Bohol, we were there to send goods and condole with them. I hardly ate because what I saw just numbed my senses. I still can’t believe what I saw.
We sent goods to Mcarthur, Mayorga, Dulag, Tolosa, Tanauan, Palo and Tacloban. We met the mayor of Julita and we sent him some goods too. But they need more help guys. Even on our way back here, people were still lining up for relief goods in the dark. It bleeds my heart to see them suffer that way. Don’t be afraid to go and help. I tell you, it is safe to go there. If you donate, MAKE SURE you know a group who will go and distribute them or else it will be just stuck in a warehouse. Goods are overflowing, their problem is mobilization. The people and vehicles there not enough to go around and distribute.
They need food, water, tents, blankets, clothes, mats, mosquito nets and medicines. Most of all they need our prayers to be strong and to keep the faith. Seeing almost everyone on my timeline trying to do something to help is just amazing. The Filipinos and the rest of the world working together is just the MOST BEAUTIFUL thing I’ve ever seen. I’m so lucky to witness this in this lifetime. They shall rise again. WE shall rise again. Bangon Leyte! Bangon Visayas! Bangon Pinas!
As you can see, the situation is dire in Tacloban. This team bypassing all the delays the larger organizations are experiencing as their supplies sit in warehouses at the airport. It is also not uncommon for supplies to be “diverted” by self-serving parties. The funds you donate go directly to Dennis Saco and a heroic team of dedicated volunteers who have proven their capabilities after the Bohol Earthquake.
You can and will see supplies you purchase go directly into the hands of people who need them the most!
They need donations IMMEDIATELY in order to feed the starving people of the islands hit worst by Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan! Please don’t put off donating. You see on TV how desperate the situation is. And you’re seeing only what’s covered by the news crews. Many areas have yet to see ANY aid.
Learn more about Dennis Saco’s Mission: Click Here!
Dennis Saco’s team was one of the first to arrive at remote Sandingan Island after the Bohol Earthquake. This video documents their effort: