USANA Tours Haiyan Rebuild Efforts

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Rehabilitation efforts continue in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan, a storm that devastated the area last November.

Water Pipes - PhilippinesDavid Mulham, USANA’s executive vice president of the Pacific region, recently toured various rebuilding projects that have been funded by USANA True Health Foundation donations.

He reported on the progress from Concepcion, Iloilo on his Facebook page, and we wanted to share the updates, photos and videos with our What’s Up, USANA? readers.

“I am so grateful to each of you for your work, your trekking skills, and your passion for making the world a better place,” wrote Elaine Pace, USANA True Health Foundation president, on David’s Facebook page during the relief tour.

An estimated 12.2 million people in the Philippines were affected when Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on Nov. 8, 2013, damaging roads, power lines and water systems.

Along with widespread loss of life and the destruction of entire communities, the island country’s fishing and farming industries were devastated.

To date, the USANA True Health Foundation has contributed more than $115,000 to relief efforts, which included initial emergency assistance, and which now funds boat-building efforts and improving access to drinking water.

Carpenters - Philippines

Rebuilding Communities Following Typhoon Haiyan

The following is information from David’s visit to the Philippines.

Our hotel in Concepcion. It made it through the typhoon and is now where our relief team is stationed. They are doing amazing work across the region helping to rebuild infrastructure and giving back basics to local communities. It’s so awesome to see the True Health Foundation in action.

Hotel in Concepcion Typhoon Haiyan.

Still so much clean-up work to be done.

Cleaning Up - Philippines Typhoon Haiyan.

Men at work. Fantastic!

 

Fishing boats, which will be used by the local people of Concepcion, are nearing completion. They are ready for the final touches, which includes painting, before being handed over.

Fishing Boats - Philippines Typhoon Haiyan.

The boats were made by 40 local carpenters.

Here is the International Relief Teams organization at work delivering fishing boats to local communities.

IRT - Fishing Boats - Philippines Typhoon Haiyan.

We’re trekking to the water source for our True Health Foundation project in Concepcion.

 

David Mulham with interpreter/guide/bodyguard and good friend Fritz Gaston. "We're on our way to Iloilo and Concepcion to see first-hand the great work of the True Health Foundation in the Philippines."

 

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