Danish samaritan raises funds for typhoon victims

Niels Gisli has started a fundraising campaign on his own to help the victims of the devastating typhoon in The Philippines rebuild their lives. The money he has collected through the campaign is being spent on corrugated metal sheets that are widely used as roofing materials in the country.

Niels Gisli works for an international aid-organisation involved in reconstruction in the aftermath of the disaster. During a visit to project sites, he noticed that the locals were in need of roofing materials, so he took the initiative to start the fundraising.

Photo: www.lørdagsavisen.dk

Photo: www.lørdagsavisen.dk

“It may sound like a small thing handing out corrugated metal sheets to the people, but it is one of the things that people can do to help the victims getting back on their feet and resume a normal life,” he told lørdagsavisen.dk.

 

So far Niels Gisli has raised 22.000 kroner so far out of the 55.000-kroner target. For any organization or company that donates more than 5000 kroner, Niels Gisli will offer to give a lecture on the humanitarian project in the Philippines.

 

Source: Lørdagsavisen, February 15.

 

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