Wednesday, March 5, 2014

An Update on the Yolanda Rebuilding Efforts

Dear friends,
We'd like to thank, once again, everyone who responded to our appeal last November to help rebuild the homes of families who were greatly hit by Typhoon Yolanda.
Rebuilding Homes
So far, we have finished repairs on the school's covered court roofing and at least 14 houses, and rebuilt 2 homes in Silay City.

We still have more homes to repair and/or rebuild, and proceeds from the Eat. Share. Love 2013 benefit dinner will be able to fix at least 20 more homes in a small community in Cadiz City (north of Silay).
Christmas Giving Program
We'd also like to thank everyone who took part and gave our scholars a Christmas package of toys, supplies, and even noche buena. Part of your donation funds the construction of a simple, 3-bedroom house for a family of four scholars!
Pureza DVDs available for purchase
Have you watched Pureza yet? The sugar industry of Negros Island is rich in history, and Jay Abello's 2012 documentary film, Pureza: The Story of Negros Sugar, gives us a glimpse of rise and fall of the province's sugarcane landscape in the 21st century.

It's the only full-length feature about Negros sugar, and now you can get a DVD copy for Php750 (excluding mailing cost for delivery outside Bacolod City). Please contact Mic Golez at 0998-173-2788 or

For US residents, we have limited copies available, at $19.99 each (shipping included). Please visit for more information about DVD purchases in the US.

To know more about Pureza, please visit