Project Leyte- Bukal Life Care Team

Project Leyte was a partnership of various Baguio-based groups, including Philippine Nurses Association-Baguio, Philippine Guidance Counselors Association- Baguio, Zero Distance from the Philippines, Nightingale Builders, and Bukal Life Care.

Four members of Bukal Life Care joined. Three went to Isabel (Celia, Becky, and Cori) joined by a nurse, Mimi; while one (Ptr. Bart) joined the main contingent in Tanauan.

The Isabel team was invited by Pasar Foundation, to do stress debriefing with local students and teachers. We were hosted by Pasar and they were most gracious hosts. The team was able to provide debriefing for between 150 and 200, and individual pastoral care for a number of individuals. Isabel, Leyte is an area where there was a great deal of physical destruction and economic damage, but no loss of life.

The Tanauan team was working in partnership with DSWD- Regions 1 and 8. This area had major structural damage as well as loss of life. The team did debriefing work as well as a Medical Mission.

More photos are available on FB (in or FB group and page as well as on pages of our partners). But here a very few for you now.

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Disaster Response in Leyte.

Part of the Project Leyte team has already left. This includes Ptr. Bart from Bukal Life Care. The rest of our team (including Celia, Becky, and Cori) is leaving tonight. Thanks to groups in partnership with us (PNA-Baguio/Benguet, PGCA-Baguio/Benguet, Zero Distance from the Philippines, Nightingale Builders and DSWD-Regions 1, 8, and CAR). Thankful to the many sponsors. We would like to specially thank those who are helping our group specifically. These include

  • Virginia Baptist Disaster Response
  • PASAR Corp.
  • Analyn Caytap
  • Dr. Alicia Pangilinan
  • Monday Afternoon Club.

Most of Project Leyte will work in Tanauan, Leyte. However, most of the Bukal Life Care team will work in Isabel, Leyte, early in the week and join the others in Tanauan for the medical mission.