Originally posted on Cha Cha Bantayan:
YPDR was founded on Bantayan, an island in the Visayan Sea which experienced massive devastation due to a direct hit from the eye of Super Typhoon Yolanda. In December of 2013 a group of friends mobilized a relief effort to offer simple help, but with grassroots backed momentum, in the Winter of 2014 we decided to stay long term and founded the NGO Young Pioneer Disaster Response.
Currently operating with over 130 local paid employes and 12 unpaid foreign volunteers, in just 6 months YPDR has a post disaster response resume to be proud of. In December we partnered with Polish Humanitarian Action to start a massive emergency phase shelter project in which we trained community based carpenters, built model houses, and oversaw the…
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