In January we brought you the story of Naperville resident Jonathan Miers, who survived Typhoon Yolanda while he was working in the Philippines.
Since then Miers has been at the forefront of the attempt to rebuild that area he called home with the help of donations, some coming from right here in Naperville.
Jonathan recently returned to town to share his progress with the Sunrise Rotary Club, a group that helped him raise relief funding.
Miers hopes to fund an entire evacuation center in Tacloban where he lives, which will cost around $55,000.
Since visiting home in December, Miers has collected $22,000 in donations that went directly to helping those impacted by Typhoon Yolanda.
“It definitely impacted 86 of my employees,” said Miers. “And to provide financial means to buy tin roofing, hollow blocks, cement, roofing and to generally establish a center that will allow them to function for maybe the next year or so.”
For more information or to donate to Miers’ relief efforts, visit GoAbroad.org.
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