Moving Forward

Trip Start Feb 20, 2013
Trip End May 09, 2013

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hello Everyone,

Progress continues in Cangumbang even after my departure last week. By Saturday the construction team had fully completed the bottom portion of the walls which have been constructed out of hollow blocks, or cinder blocks, that are filled with cement. The only portion of the walls left to be completed is the area around the main entrance. The steel roof supports have been completed as well and the remaining roof beams poured. The workers are now moving forward and beginning to construct the frames for the stairs leading up to the center from the ground level. They will also continue to form the walls for the bathrooms and prepare for the installation of the tin roof. By the beginning of next week they should be able to remove the majority of the coco lumber of the massive scaffolding constructed beneath the second floor, which will notably change the look of the center. 

Things continue to move forward, but we are still in need of some remaining funds to put the finishing touches on the center. We still need to purchase the remaining pieces of tin roof, some of the window panels, and the amokan which will fill in the second portion of the walls. We also have yet to construct the septic tank. If you are interested in donating please contact me by email at, so I can answer any questions and further explain our remaining needs, or follow one of the next steps to contributing to the Ark Project:

Online/Credit Card Options:
Click on the "Support my Travels" button on the upper left of my blog page to donate via credit card or Paypal.

Go to to donate via Paypal on an amazing new site for travel funding!

Mail/Check/Cash Options:

*Send a check or drop of cash donations to:
Holy Angels Parish
402 S. Nottawa St.
Sturgis, MI 49091
(Please make checks out to "Holy Angels Parish", Memo: Ark Project)

*Send a check to:
GoAbroad Foundation
324 East Oak St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(Please make checks out to "The GoAbroad Foundation", Memo:  VFV Cangumbang Project)
GoAbroad is a partner organization with VFV and they will transfer donations directly to VFV via bank transfer

Bank Transfer Option:
Visit Volunteer for the Visayans Donation page:
Scroll down to the bottom for bank details to complete a direct wire transfer to their account in the Philippines.
*These options are Tax Deductible

All donations made via any method will go directly to the Community Center Project in Cangumbang.
Pictures are soon to come!

Thanks for all your support!


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aunt t on

a building! you've gotten a building on it's way! you ROCK!

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