Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Check Out The "Indiegogo Campaign" And Help Raise Funds To Build 24 Homes For Victims Of Typhoon Haiyan!



Jeff Moore, Tony Tatar, and Chuck Williams, all from St.Louis, Missouri will be traveling to Manila, The Philippines, for a World Record Basketball Event! These three amateur basketball players have been invited to play in the Longest Basketball Game ever played. Only twenty-four players are allowed by World Record rules to compete in this event and these three, and only US players, will be playing in this five day record game, as they currently hold the record. The dates are March 24-29 in Manila, The Philippines. The goal is 120 hours of non-stop basketball and a new world record! The event will benefit victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

Via an Indiegogo campaign, Bounce Back Ph Will Build 24 Homes, a basketball community for children, and livelihood programs for Victims of Typhoon Haiyan!

Mission: Typhoon Yolanda was a major, globally recognized, setback for the Philippines. Tying in the Country’s obsession with basketball, our organization believes Bounce Back Ph is a well-suited way to raise money, reinstate people to a post-Yolanda quality of life, and embrace the spirit of championship basketball.

Campaign Goals: Your finances will help rebuild the lives of the Haiyan survivors. You’re not just providing a home. You’re also providing a quality of life, a sense of normalcy, and inspiration to promote an attitude of bouncing back like a champion!

The proceeds from Bounce Back Ph will all be donated to Gawad Kalinga's Operation Walang Iwanan. Gawad Kalinga (which means to "give care" in Filipino) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to end poverty for 5 million Filipino families by 2024. Gawad Kalinga is dedicated to its mission with the passion of not just building homes but cultivating communities with a culture of commitment, service, selflessness and solidarity to uplift their lives and become a source of inspiration to make a difference.

How This Campaign Is Different: Bounce Back Ph's mission is to bring hope from hoops. We will start a Basketball Marathon Village. This village will act as the initial model community for our platform. We are going to select an area in Leyte and build 24 houses, a basketball court, a community hall, and develop livelihood programs. We’re hopeful this concept will be duplicated once the first master plan is built, successful and providing back to the community. Basketball will be our tool of engagement, your funding will be what makes the difference in the lives of the Filipino people. 

The Typhoon and Today: Yolanda, AKA Haiyan, is estimated to have destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path as it tore into the coastal provinces of Leyte and Samar. While millions of dollars were initially raised, the continued need for many vital services is still massive. The recovery is about sustainability at this point and for many years to come. This sustainability starts with you! “Normalcy” isn’t close to being at 90%, so much so Google even recently launched a special app to help displaced families reconnect. 

Who We Are: BOUNCE BACK PH aims to provide houses. Our campaign is in partnership with ACCESS Inc. and Gawad Kalinga (GK), which has been at the frontlines of disaster relief and rebuilding efforts since 2003.

BACK THE PROJECT HERE:
http://www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/fbd31051

WATCH LIVE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5qFNQO5LvU

More info here:
http://www.philstar.com/sports/2014/02/23/1293571/americans-here-basketball-marathon

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