2013 Philippine typhoon victims slowly rebuilding way of life

March 21, 2014

Fishermen from local communities stay in touch with Loeber Motors near Chicago

CHICAGO, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — When the tropical storm, Typhoon Haiyan, swept through the Philippines it devastated everything in its path. Producing gale-force power, the storm recorded wind speeds of up to 195 mph and hurdled massive amounts of waves and rain against the shores of hundreds of small villages and communities throughout the islands. Houses were destroyed, lives were lost and many were left without food, clean drinking water and electricity for months. As of January 2014, bodies of the storm’s victims were still being found raising the death total to over 6,000 people, making it the deadliest Philippine typhoon on record. Typhoon Haiyan was said to have affected the lives of an estimated 11 million people by the time it was finished.

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It has been over a year since the storm hit the Philippines and thanks to the efforts of many organizations and generous charitable contributions, the survivors of the storm are slowing able to rebuild their lives. The storm and its devastation reached the hearts of many all across the globe, especially one local Chicago-area car dealership, Loeber Motors.

Shortly after the storm hit, Loeber Motors quickly jumped into action raising funds and collecting donations to be given to those of the Philippines that were affected by the typhoon. After all of the donations were collected, Loeber Motors than chose a special organization to contribute to, 1Meal. 1Meal is and organization mainly known for its assistance in helping provide food for children in need.

Recently, Loeber Motors received a letter post marked from a small Philippine village. Attached in the letter was a photograph and small hand written note showing that the donations given and raised by Loeber Motors was able to help local Philippine families rebuild community fishing boats. Fishing is a vital way of life for many Philippine people and families in order to provide food and money.

To learn more about Loeber Motors and its charitable contributions, visit the dealership’s blog here to view pictures and other information. Parties interested in making charitable contributions to 1Meal Philippine relief effort can do so by contacting Loeber Motors today by phone at 855-456-3237 or connecting with the dealership on Facebook.

Media Contact: Joe Hill, Loeber Motors, 1-855-456-3237, jhill@loebermotors.com

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