Typhoon Haiyan is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record. In response, we quickly formed Balikatan, which means “Shoulder to Shoulder”. It’s a partnership with churches, non-profits, and other businesses in Montreal. We hosted fundraising events, auctions, and concerts. Within weeks, we raised enough funds to build multiple new homes for displaced victims.
Early this year we had the opportunity to visit the “Tent City” where over 2000 survivors now live while they wait to be relocated. We were humbled by the stories we heard and the optimism of these brave survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.