Survivors of Supertyphoon Yolanda worked together to help Odette victims
YOLANDA – Several survivors of the super typhoon that devastated the country in 2013 worked together to help the victims of Typhoon Odette.
It was just recently when Odette, the 15th tropical cyclone for 2021, devastated various parts of the country.
The typhoon wreaks havoc leaving more than 150 casualties as of posting. It is estimated that the damage left is worth millions in infrastructure and agriculture.
To help the typhoon victims, different civic groups, prominent personalities, politicians and even celebrities have organized relief operations.
Meanwhile, a group of Yolanda survivors worked together to help the victims of Odette.
Jason Caande, a survivor of Yolanda, organized relief operations along with his friends and called it “Project BULIG” which means “help.”
They started the call for donations on December 22, and within 4 days, they generated P23,225 cash and in-kind donations such as water, food, clothes, slippers, and toys.
On December 26, they distributed 230 relief packs to Barangay Sta Cruz and Barangay Juangon in Malitbog, Southern Leyte.
Dave Jeffart Alla, a member of Team Mamito, a group of youths in Burauen, Leyte, joined Project Bulig in their relief operation. His group is composed of the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
According to the developer of Project Bulig, the victims of Odette also need nails, tarpaulins and some materials to rebuild their houses.
The group is still calling on donations in order to make their relief operations more accessible.
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