Building Tent City 2

Tent City which is located in Calaanan is now fully occupied with hundreds of Sendong survivors who have lost their homes when Typhoon Sendong ravaged some areas in Cagayan de Oro City.


With the number of tents already pitched at Calaanan, it is still not enough to accommodate those who needs to be relocated as there are still families taking shelter in evacuation centers (School Gymnasiums, School Grounds and Brgy. Gymnasiums and Halls). Thanks to Shelter Box and Rotary Club International Tent City 2 will be up soon! Through the tents they donated, families who are still living at gymnasiums will be relocated as soon as they are all up. A shelter of their own while waiting for the completion of the housing project for them hopefully by March.


Shelter Box and Rotary Club International allocated 500 tents for Tent City 2 which is located few meters away from Tent City 1. The tents are not all up yet to date. They need all the volunteers they can get to have all those tents pitched and ready to live. Volunteers from All Hands are helping out with few volunteers from CDO and some who just flew there way here to assist.


Putting up one tent will take 4-5 people to complete it


The inside of the tent, needs someone with mighty height to attach it. Sam from All Hands, selflessly gave his time and effort to help CDO. This child is a resident of Calaanan who also had fun helping in his own little way.


All Hands Volunteers (Jess, Jane & Pete) and some CDO peeps who helped putting up tents


As mentioned, Tent City 2 is still not complete. Over 250 tents are yet to be setup and Shelter Box needs more volunteers to expedite the process. Please leave your comments and email or fb if you want to help this Saturday.

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Tent City – Red Cross to build 1,000 homes on Jesuit land

The new year is expected to bring hope and new homes to some 1,000 families displaced by Tropical Storm “Sendong,” with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) offering them the opportunity to literally rebuild their lives.

“It will be a family to a house which they themselves will help build,” PRC secretary general Gwendolyn Pang said Saturday. The evacuees need not spend for their new homes which are expected to rise in six months.

On Thursday, PRC chairman Richard Gordon and Xavier University chairman Elpidio Paras led the groundbreaking rites at the resettlement site. Gordon said it was the first partnership between the private sector and the PRC in building homes for families displaced by Sendong.

Gordon said the Red Cross would build 1,000 shelters, initially, as soon as the land was ready with basic services and provision for livelihood.

Pang pointed out that each single detached house, with an area of 24 square meters, would sit on a 40-to 50-sq. m lot on a 5-hectare property in Barangay (village) Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro, donated under usufruct rights by the Jesuit-owned Xavier University.

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