I’m Traveling to the Philippines on Monday. Here’s Why


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©2013 Jon Warren/World Vision

One thing I now readily realize is that I travel so much that many of my online friends, followers, and even my family don’t know where I am from week to week. They’ll often ask: Are you at home? Still traveling? Where did you go again? Where ARE you?

So, now I try to write about my upcoming journeys as many places online as I can leading up to my trips to avoid any confusion.

TYPHOONHAIYAN Joy and her 2-year-old daughter Kimberly are on the pathway to recovery after their family was walloped by Typhoon Haiyan. Summary: Tonight, for the first time in months, 7-year-old Joel Jan is eating supper after 6pm. Later, he'll be able to pull out a book, and his mom, Joy, will read to him and his two younger sisters.
TYPHOON HAIYAN Joy and her 2-year-old daughter Kimberly are on the pathway to recovery after their family was walloped by Typhoon Haiyan. Summary: Tonight, for the first time in months, 7-year-old Joel Jan is eating supper after 6pm. Later, he’ll be able to pull out a book, and his mom, Joy, will read to him and his two younger sisters. “Finally we have light at home,” says Joy, 35. Today, World Vision has provided them with a solar lamp.

That said, I am traveling to the Philippines with World Vision USA, a Social Good Moms’ partner and one of four organizations Bill and Melinda Gates recommended as an organization to support last year.  I leave on Monday to report on World Vision’s yearlong response to Typhoon Haiyan. I’ll be there for about a week not counting travel time. I won’t begin reporting until next Thursday. The one-year anniversary of Haiyan is Saturday, November 8. I’ll try my best to repost all of my articles and photos during US time. There is a 12-hour difference from eastern time.

You can follow all of my updates via Twitter primarily on @jenniferjames and @socialgoodmoms.

I look forward to seeing what World Vision has done since Haiyan slammed into the Philippines and killed 6,100 people and caused hundred of millions of dollars in damage. There are still 1,100 people who are unaccounted for.

I will travel with members of World Vision USA staff as well as a media team. You can follow along on Twitter at #WVBloggers as well.

Photos courtesy of World Vision.

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  1. Safe travels, Jennifer! You continue to remind me of the great rewards of following your heart.

    Plenty Love, :: Akilalh

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