Philippines recovery will take time

A truckload of water containers awaits distribution in the Cebu region of the Philippines.

A truckload of water containers awaits distribution in the Cebu region of the Philippines.

Monty Audenart, aide to Rotary President Ron Burton and a Rotary Foundation Trustee recently visited the Philippines. He writes:

“If there is one thing that’s evident in the Philippines, it’s that the people are resilient. When disasters like Typhoon Haiyan strike, there is grief, but then they get down to surviving.

As a Rotary Foundation Trustee, I was invited to take part in six district recognition celebrations for The Rotary Foundation in the Philippines involving ten Rotary districts. The events were planned months in advance and just happened to involve District 3860, hit hard by the typhoon. In attendance at the recognition celebration in Cebu was a past governor and his spouse from Tacloban, who had lost everything in the storm, but still came to the event to support the Foundation.”

Read more about Rotary’s disaster relief efforts in the Philippines and what you can do to help on Rotary Voices.

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