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Day 12: Digging it!

The crew is back at Phase 3 today – soon-ish to be site of 400 homes for those displaced by the flooding caused by Typhoon Sendong. After helping to complete the very first unit on a very tight schedule in time for the President’s visit, we’ve been invited back to dig the trenches for the next ones to be built. Three more buildings have been marked out and our friends on the Habitat coordination team has challenged us to dig the footings for all three today. Bear in mind that each building is made up of four homes each with a shared wall, so if they finish today 12 families will be the proud owners of some holes in the ground. Which will then be filled with concrete and have houses built on them. No mean feat.

The ten All Hands volunteers have been joined by ten local workers and as you can see the soil is already flying! Click here to see the team in full flow.


About Jess UK

Fell in love with the crazy, inspiring, all-or-nothing world of disaster response and the wonderfully ridiculous, hard-working people who are drawn to it. Currently working in the Philippines as part of the recovery efforts after Typhoon Washi/Sendong! Want to know more? Check out disasterchasers.wordpress.com.


6 thoughts on “Day 12: Digging it!

  1. Reblogged this on GossamerWing.

    Posted by gossamerwing | February 1, 2012, 8:10 pm
  2. WOOT! Will be at the Tent City 2 this weekend. You guys are GREAT!

    Posted by gossamerwing | February 1, 2012, 8:30 pm
  3. Glad to have found your blog. Thank you so much for helping CDO! We appreciate every All Hands volunteers effort and sacrifices in order to help and make a difference. We will be back in Tent City 2 to help put up those tents! Hope to see you there!! (hopefully you’re not sick yet of pitching tents. heheheh). Take care!!

    Posted by chadacdo | February 2, 2012, 3:00 pm

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