Three Pinoys will be going to Kona and will raise funds to build more homes in Bantayan, Cebu:
William Veto, Gadric Chusenfu and Joseph Palisoc.
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda devasted portions of the Visayas region in the Philippines. Government reports indicate that Typhoon Haiyan is the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record and is also the strongest storm recorded at landfall, and unofficially the strongest typhoon ever recorded in terms of wind speed. The devastations was so enormous, people from almost all parts of the World responded and sent whatever help they can provide. It was also one of those times that the Filipino Bayanihan Spirit was shining bright.
As part of the worldwide relief effort, The Ironman Foundation started the HUMANITARIAN project. As an international organization, the Ironman Foundation was able to penetrate the triathlon community worldwide and solicited cash donations from all parts the globe. In addition, The Ironman Foundation also successfully raised funds throughs the sale of shirts bearing the HUMANITARIAN logo to the worldwide triathlon community.
With the funds generated by the Ironman Foundation, together with the funds raised by similar relief effort projects by Sunrise Events Corp., and in conjunction with the Philippines based non profit organization Gawad Kalinga Foundation, the Ironman GK Village in Bantayan Islands was born. Last August 5, 2014, international professional triathletes, together with some Filipino elite athletes, and officials of the Ironman Corp. and Sunrise Events Corp. visited the Ironman GK Village and held the ground breaking and assisted in the construction of 24 new homes.
We thank everyone for their donations to the HUMANITARIAN Project.