A children’s library opened Friday in the central Philippines. But it symbolizes so much more than that.
In November 2013, a super typhoon flattened areas of the country, killing more than 6,000 people and displacing thousands more. When author Mitch Albom visited the island nation three months later, touring schools where he saw tents and plywood serving as makeshift walls, he pledged to build 10 libraries in one of the hardest hit regions ravaged by the storm and stock them with books. (more…)
BESTSELLING AUTHOR MITCH ALBOM LAUNCHES INITIATIVE IN PHILIPPINES TO REBUILD LIBRARIES AFTER TYPHOON YOLANDA
Engages dozens of famous writers – including Stephen King, Amy Tan, Jeff Kinney, JK Rowling, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, John Green & more –
ALBOM will start with $10,000 donation
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 – Author Mitch Albom visited the ravaged Tacloban region of the Philippines Monday to announce a relief effort aimed at students affected by super typhoon Yolanda last November. (more…)
During his visit to the Philippines this week, Mitch Albom will visit Talisay, where the Yellow Boats for Hope Foundation sources boats for their “Adopt a Fisherman” program. Through this program, boats are donated to the small scale fishermen who lost their boats during the typhoon so that they can return to their livelihood. (more…)