The strongest tropical storm in recorded history smashed into the Philippines on November 8, 2013. Typhoon Haiyan took the lives of more than 6,300 people and displaced hundreds of thousands more. The storm also caused mudslides large enough to completely bury three-story buildings. To help those with the greatest need, 30 Hotes Foundation volunteers walked through row after row of ruined shanties in the city of Tacloban, distributing family-size tents, food and water.

Natural disasters can cause severe damage anywhere in world, but for people living in extreme poverty, catastrophes exact an even greater toll. Without the resources to prepare for or recover from disasters, the world’s poorest of the poor often experience suffering beyond comprehension. Richard Hotes has traveled around the world on missions to help people in need for 30 years, and he believes that, with your assistance, we can help all people free themselves from the yoke of poverty.

For more information on this mission or to learn how to volunteer with the Hotes Foundation, please call (425) 889-5917 or complete our online form.

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