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Building homes for families displaced by Typhoon Washi in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

idea by svasenda

Website

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http://hands.org/projects/projectcdo/

The Idea

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In December, 2011 Cagayan de Oro was hit by Typhoon Washi. All Hands Volunteers (AHV) responded immediately to help with disaster relief and is building homes on high ground, keeping together communities and employing local people. Volunteers are working tirelessly to get residents back into homes.

The Specifics

All Hands Volunteers is dedicated to assisting disaster-affected communities by empowering volunteers. AHV is working hard in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines to build new homes for victims of Typhoon Washi. This project hires skilled local workers for the technical aspect and donated volunteer labor for the rest. Volunteers are the backbone of the job!

The $2,500 award All Hands can win with your vote will fund 125 volunteer days ($2,500/$20/day). The $20 covers the logistical cost of volunteer labor. Each volunteer works 7 hours/day, and the value of each hour of labor is $18.04, you get $126.28 worth of work out of each $20! So, the multiplier benefit of the initial $2,500 is $15,785! That’s a LOT of GOOD coming from winning this award

Discussion
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My time on this project was amazing. Helping people who lost everything to regain a home is an indescribable feeling. Please help Project CDO continue to help the people of Cagayan de Oro!

by Elizabeth C.
over 2 years ago | Reply

We appreciate the time you spent on Project CDO, Elizabeth and also we are very glad to have your vote!

by svasenda
over 2 years ago | Reply

My family is one of the recipients of your great help in Emily Homes, CdO. We are so grateful to all the All Hands Volunteers for your acts of love for humanity, especially us in Emily Homes. I am so glad to give my vote.

by margui
over 2 years ago | Reply

My family is one of the recipients of your great help in Emily Homes, CdO. We are so grateful to all the All Hands Volunteers for your acts of love for humanity, especially us in Emily Homes. I am so glad to give my vote.

by margui
over 2 years ago | Reply

Hi Chris , nice voice over...

by eugenevaughn
over 2 years ago | Reply

I'm here on Project Cagayan de Oro right now. Just yesterday we partnered with another group to clear two hectares of brush so that 200 shelters can be built, painted a house, poured floors in two others and continued construction on three more! Think what we could do with 125 more volunteer days when the people who show up to work with us are a dedicated and hardworking as this. We could clear mud and debris from more than 30 homes, we could deconstruct more than 60, returning the materials to the family for rebuilding and so much more. Vote today and help us do more for Cagayan de Oro as the city and its inhabitants recover from the effects of Typhoon Sendong.

by JessUK
over 2 years ago | Reply

I happily voted. Jess, you and all the volunteers are doing great work! If all workers unite we will change the world! Thank you from Cairo, Illinois!

by Richard Taylor
over 2 years ago | Reply

thank you so much for the help. flood victim Gawins

by laurence.delpuerto
over 2 years ago | Reply

Great job guys! Egan if you see this, you're doing good bro! :)

by benlow
over 2 years ago | Reply

I very happy to help people rebuild their lives, I am proud to be part of Habitat for Humanity Philippines. Thank you AHV for partnering with us.

by eugenevaughn
over 2 years ago | Reply

i mean.. I AM... duh?

by eugenevaughn
over 2 years ago | Reply

It has been a great privilege working with people of different backgrounds but with a common goal to make a difference in other people’s lives. Vote now and dare to reach out a hand to help build homes for the homeless with PROJECT CAGAYAN DE ORO. Daghang Salamat and hope to see you soon in the city of Golden Friendship!:)

by Raine
over 2 years ago | Reply

Jess, Thanks for your very update from Cagayan de Oro! We very much appreciate the long days and heavy labor that you and the other volunteers are putting into the project. It is a tremendous sacrifice on the part of the volunteers to give so much of yourselves in order to construct homes for the residents who have experienced such a great loss. Without you, and the other volunteers, the work would not get done. I want to urge anyone reading this to please vote so that we can continue this great work!

by svasenda
over 2 years ago | Reply

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$2,500
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Submission Began
Tuesday, March 13

Submission Ended
Tuesday, April 03
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Voting Began
Tuesday, April 03

Voting Ended
Tuesday, April 17
at 12:00 PM PDT

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Winner Announced
Tuesday, April 17

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