In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan devastated large portions of southeast Asia, in particular, the Philippines (where it is known as Typhoon Yolanda). We responded to the disaster back then and continue to support the rebuilding effort. Earlier in February, a shipping container from MFB arrived in the Philippines.
The load in February included medical equipment and thousands of prepackaged, nutritious meals of Tender Mercies. MFB Indianapolis board members helped arrange the shipment in partnership with the MFB Morton Division and the Orphan Grain Train.
Below is a note we received from a worker in the Philippines.
"Great news...Off the pier in Cebu, on a boat to Tacloban, off the pier in Tacloban, on a truck to the Light House, emptied the food, on to the hospital, unloaded the hospital belongings, crane in place, unloaded the container into the spot chosen by the hospital staff. All is well, they finished about midnight, a great effort from Illinois to Indiana to Nebraska and on down the line. Thank you so much, just ahead of 80 people arriving this weekend to help do medical missions and feedings for 1000's.
... Amazed yet again at the timing"