Typhoon Haiyan: Hope and home restored

Topics: Asia, Emergencies and Disasters Worldwide, Our Impact on the Ground
November 18, 2014

When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on November 8, 2013, Manuel Beron’s house was among the one million homes damaged or destroyed by the strong winds.
 
Manuel used to live there with his wife and seven children.
 
He didn’t just lose his home. “All my chickens died. My vegetable plants were gone,” said Manuel, who was a farmer. 
 
One year later, Manuel and his family are rebuilding after receiving help from the Red Cross. None of this would have been possible without you.
 
“With this assistance from the Red Cross, I can use my own money to buy food for my family,” said Manuel. “Now I can see that the Red Cross has the ability and the power to help Filipino people that need assistance.”
 
Thanks to your support, the Red Cross has assisted thousands of families like Manuel’s with emergency shelter materials, cash grants for repairs, corrugated iron sheets, and repair assistance.