The Swell of Hope
Island Relief Project
This worldwide pandemic has reduced the tourism industry to mere fractions of what it once was. Entire communities who once relied on sales generated by these visitors, are now left with bare minimums to get by.
In July 2020 a mission was put forth to provide waves of hope in the form of food and other helpful supplies to the struggling families left in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Just as a collection of waves created by storms miles away are identified as a swell, our project, Swell of Hope, embodies the same truth, hope created from a great distance by the donations of the PUSO family from around the world.
Who We Served: Isolated island communities heavily impacted by the halting tourism industry resulting from COVID-19
When It Took Place: July 15
Where It Took Place: Daku Island, Siargao, Philippines
What We Did: We aided the total population of 570 in Daku. The relief packages provided to the 160 families included food, sanitary items, and notebooks paired with crayons for the children.