This district was severely damaged in the 2015 Nepal earthquakes. A new school will be the first priority and it will have its own composting latrine and gravity flow water system where children can wash their hands and have access to clean drinking water. We also hope to build more composting latrines throughout the village and a couple of houses. A small house will be built for the teachers, who come from other villages. These houses will serve as models of earthquake resistance for the rest of the community.
Plenty’s Disaster Relief and Recovery program channels material aid and volunteers to aid communities affected by natural and man-made disasters in the United States, Central America, Haiti, Nepal and elsewhere.
Books To Kids provides free, quality books to children with limited access to books of their own in Gulf Coast communities, Tennessee, Kentucky and Appalachia.
In February we started installing the library and computer lab in the Community Center of the local Pointe au Chien Indian Tribe. Thanks to the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation for funding this project and Tulane University student volunteers Hannah Dean and Margot Habets for their assistance. Tribal members Theresa and Donald Dardar were on hand […]
Thanks to everyone who donated to help the village school at Alta Vista, which was hit hard by Typhoon Haiyan. The superstorm struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, killing more than 6,000 people and destroying the homes of 15 million more. At the Alta Vista village school all school papers were lost to water […]
Sixteen Biloxi-Chitimacha families flooded by Hurricane Isaac in August received replacement beds and mattresses, thanks to funding provided by the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation and individual Plenty donors. Over 100 families from 3 Louisiana bayou tribal communities benefitted over the Christmas holiday from toys, books, and grocery cards, thanks to Plenty volunteer Elaine Langley and […]
Since hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast at the end of August in 2005, the quarter- mile wide Isle de Jean Charles, which lies just southwest of New Orleans three feet above sea level has been flooded by hurricanes Rita (2005), Gustav (2008), Ike (2008), and now Isaac as well as tropical […]
In 2012 we’ll continue our material support for struggling families in Louisiana, a holiday gift and food drive, as well as reconstruction assistance, including the completion of a Community Center for the native Biloxi-Chitimacha people. Thanks once again to the Philip R. Jonsson Foundation. On January 7th Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack, Jr. (Dr. John), the […]