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Isla Aid was founded because of the need for disaster relief from typhoons in the Philippine islands that are hard to reach.Through our schooner, we will be able to reach those in need. follow the schooner progress at http://meganbschooner.blogspo...

A year after typhoon Yolanda ravaged the Philippines Nov. 2013 Only 450 homes have been built for displaced families so far despite the hefty $1.15-billion allocated by the government for recovery work.

Al Jazeera's Ortigas also reported that as many as 15,000 people are still left homeless in Tacloban City alone.

The Phililppines get on an average 20 Typhoons per year and about 5 of which are "Super Typhoons" like Yolanda was.

It is impossible to keep up with this kind of disaster happening every year. Most destroyed areas that are not easy to get to do not even make it to the news. The local people just deal with it themselves without any resources.

Isla Aid was founded because of the need for disaster relief from typhoons in the Philippine island communities that are hard to reach. Through our schooner, (The "Megan D") we will be able to reach those in need.

Our vision at Isla Aid is to help rebuild communities, provide a place for orphans and build schools for the children.

There are thousands of children that do not have basic needs, homeless and orphaned.

Makeshift home in Tacloban

A year after Yolanda, these children are still living in tents without basic needs

Children lining up for food. This picture was taken during the feeding that we did in a slum area in Davao City, Philippines.

The schooner will have tools for construction, medical and school supplies and first aid for victims.

Here is a list of things we need to get her afloat and sailing.

1.Raymarine RD18HD Raydome. $1,500.00

2. Wood for interior finishing $1,000.00

3. Weather Station $1,300.00

4. Main Sail $3,000.00

5. 4 100 Watt Solar Panels $800.00

6. Wind Generator $800.00

7. Water Maker $3,500.00

8. New cable stays for rigging $1,000.00

9. Anchor Chain $800.00

10. Labor Cost for Woodwork $20,000.00

11. Lead for Ballast $6,000.00

12. Exterior Paint and varnish $1,000.00

13. AIS Transponder $1,000.00

14. Charger/Inverter $1,500.00

15 Rudder shaft repair.  $500

I will update this list as we find things we need or have items already funded.

  • Feediing Street Children in Davao
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