Bryan Shows Up … !

Kīlauea Volcano …
  
Bryan shows up … !

Several times in our Kīlauea Volcano DR-Disaster Response training and serving in Hawaii, it was said, “just show up” or “Show up.  Bryan showed up.  We, the DR team of 10 showed up … and guess what, good happens.  It was gently convicting … I need to “show up” more, be all there, in ever-widening experiences I’m(Daniel) led into !
   

Bryan (and team) did an excellent job of serving, as we worked alongside the Army Corp of Engineers, building tiny-homes and landscaping for displaced residents.  A local church asked us to serve at their fun-day for children and parents, getting them away from routines of living in tents and temporary shelters.  For almost 5 hours straight, Bryan cooked and served hotdogs, brats and sides to hundreds of attendees.  All of us shared in the load of setting-up and serving at this event.   He and the team shined on each of these and other occasions, serving faithfully and wholeheartedly!  It was great being and working with him, them !
  

Our key relationship/family remains there, working faithfully to help and mentor the Kīlauea Volcano displaced.  Matt Purvis and his family run a coffee shop bakery in Pahoa, only minutes from volcano, and amidst much activity to help, from other NGO(s) and the local government.  He’s a special and dear friend, with an immeasurable heart for the extremely wide variety of locals there, displaced or not.  We could tell you more, as it’s actually a crazy place to live, work, and raise a family.  Matt and his family are no-doubt “called” to be there.

Bryan’s full funding came in so quickly, in less than 3 weeks.
A huge “THANK YOU” to you who gave, either via the GFM site or GHNI !!!
Thank you for allowing us to “be” and serve in this and so many other endeavors!
You rock !!!
Bryan and Dad/Dan

 

Bangladesh Flood Report – GHNI

It’s alway encouraging to receive “hot-off-the-press” reports from our field staff. Following is one from Bangladesh, with limited(grammar imperfect) editing …

Rice-culling from Bony-GHNI-Bangladesh Team Distribution
Rice-culling from Bony-GHNI-Bangladesh Team Distribution

Temporary Shelter For Flood Victims
Temporary Shelter For Flood Victims
GHNI-Food Distribution, post-flooding
GHNI-Food Distribution, post-flooding
Temporary Shelter - Post Flood
Temporary Shelter – Post Flood

Dear Sushil,
Greetings!
For your Kind information … here is flood response report.

Flood Project Report
Total Families Helped: 100
(Location: Gaibandha: 50, Sathkhira : 50)
By good grace we were able to distribute your kind GHNI gift and your support to flood effective peoples. Though there was big challenge to meet demand of effective community like: we are giving 100 families where more than 500 candidates received assistance. Our team really worked hard to do this hard implementation. They identify most significant candidates and give slip to collect goods from nearby safe place. Grateful we were able to help 100 families and giving 300 individuals flood informations.
This works opened door to help more later. Every place I clearly explain that this gift coming from our friends GHNI who love them and that love send this help.
I thankful in Gaibandha there is no long term helping and to start follow-up and assistance/TCD,

Distribution Location - GHNI
Distribution Location – GHNI

Thank you so much GHNI. I also thanks our volunteers that they combined with this program and get vision to help other.

I am attaching some picture and some story before and after distribution.
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As I find out those families lost their crops so when water will come down they start cultivation again and they need future seed, fertilizer and awareness program.

Temporary Shelter & Food Distributions
Temporary Shelter & Food Distributions

Please stay touch as we want to help them with other needs.
I believe this project made a big impact locally because with us local nationlal peoples also join and help distribution and they proclaim GHNI peoples really love others.
Bless you.
Regards,

Bony
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Earthquake Disaster Relief – Nepal STT

Earthquake disaster relief continues via GHNI …
Short Term Team – STT/GHNI was on the ground last week in Nepal, as they helped in relieving “some” of the devastation encountered by villagers and in Kathmandu.

Total Destruction of Village Home
Total Destruction of Village Home

Amazing hospitality never ceases to amaze our team, as even now living in temporary shelters made of sticks, roof tins, tarps, etc., the locals in one tiny village we helped, insisted on feeding us the best of their best. “Humbled”, is a word that couldn’t come close to how we felt. These people are amazing in how they are committed to re-establishing life, regardless of resources. We were there simply to provide such.
Mom, who prepared our lunch in her temporary "home"!
Mom, who prepared our lunch in her temporary “home”!

Provisions of roofing tin(s), tarps, rice and other food essentials were distributed by our team in both remote village locations, as well as in Kathmandu.
STT team members and village ladies ...
STT team members and village ladies …

Purchasing and utilizing “local resources” is a foundational GHNI concept. GHNI desires, as much as possible, to support and enhance the local economies, purchasing from these sources when possible, even in disaster relief times such as this.
Local resource purchasing of roof tins and tarps
Local resource purchasing of roof tins and tarps

Rood tin(s) & tarp(s) distribution
Rood tin(s) & tarp(s) distribution

Beauty of life, new and not so, continues to rise from the rubble of these types of disasters … giving us all a glimpse of the “potential” goodness of life and the extraordinary hope intrinsic in some.
"Life" new and not so ... rising out of the rubble ...
“Life” new and not so … rising out of the rubble …

“Just” another e-mail ?!

“Just” another e-mail from our Nepal(Kiran Karki) national director to Sushi(S. Asia director) …
Dear Sushil,
We had been in Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment. Nallu is a remote
village of Lalitpur district. It is about 35 kilometer from Kathmandu to the
east. Nallu populated with poor typical Tamang people. Nallu is one of the
highly affected VDC by the earthquake. It not only shaked the houses but
shaked the heart of the people and took them to the zero. Their main earning
source is labor. We will distribute them food items for relief now but we
are trying to focus TCD in that village in the days to come.

Also there is a humble request to provide tin for 9 Chepang poor families
from Raksirang Makawanpur. We are going to distribute them in this week.

Regards,
Kiran

Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15

Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15

Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June '15
Nepal Nallu VDC Lalitpur for Relief Assessment 17 June ’15

At least once per week, these come across my desk.
Thanks for being so integral in all we are and do in Nepal disaster relief work there!
Dan