Operation Save Santa Meets Tuno Relief: a Philippines Home Rebuilding Project

Operation Save Santa commences in only two days,  but before we descend upon some remote communities in the Philippines that need some extra Christmas love this time around, I wanted to show you a Philippines home rebuilding project going on in the same community where the Christmas presents will be given. Tuno Relief, run by an expat Canadian by the name of Darcy is spear heading a project to help rebuild 20 of the destroyed homes there. Last Saturday we went to Tuno and handed out materials so locals could start down the long road to recovery. Here are some pictures to go with the video in case you can’t let your boss know you are procrastinating from work and exploring the inter-webs. I get it. But you should donate to the cause so I will be less inclined to sell you out to your hefe. For real.

Packed and ready to go with roofing material

Packed and ready to go with roofing material

The relief goods

The relief goods

This girl seems dangerous

This girl seems dangerous

Back to work

Back to work

Yeah this used to be a house

Yeah this used to be a house

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I don't know where all of these kids came from, but there are a lot. I might have bitten off more than I can chew on this project.

I don’t know where all of these kids came from, but there are a lot. I might have bitten off more than I can chew on this project.

Kids who needs a Santa

Kids who needs a Santa

And this kid is rocking a Sonics jersey, how can you not like him?

And this kid is rocking a Sonics jersey, how can you not like him?

Bandit

Bandit

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In 48 hours we will bring Santa himself – at least the grumpy Filipino expat version – to Tuno and another community to give gifts to kids. If you wish to bank some Christmas karma  and be a real life Santa yourself, you can Donate HERE. Have a Merry Filipino Christmas!

SAVE SANTA Philippines

 

 

Thanks for the special support from the generous donations by Xtreme Consulting of Kirkland Washington, and the continued support from the Boracay chapter Red Cross, Walks of Italy and the Boracay PubCrawl Team.

Turner barr
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Hi, my name is Turner. I travel the world, hustle to find interesting jobs, and write about what happens when you read too many self-help books.

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