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G Adventures Raises $73,000 in 5 days for Communities Affected by Typhoon Haiyan

November 22, 2013 Responsible Tourism No Comments Email Email

Following the launch of its Typhoon Haiyan aid appeal last week, adventure tour operator G Adventures has already raised $73,000.

G Adventures and its non-profit foundation Planeterra partnered with Architecture for Humanity to raise funds to support the long-term reconstruction of the devastated areas.

G Adventures, which recently introduced the Philippines as a travel destination, aimed to raise $25,000 for the region, but less than week after launch the tour operator has already raised well above the original target, through generous donations from travel agents, travellers and staff.

“We have been overwhelmed with the response to our aid appeal, our travellers and partners truly care about the communities and want to make a lasting, tangible difference,” said Bruce Poon Tip, G Adventures’ founder.

G Adventures will endeavour to raise more for the Philippines recovery effort.

“Many relief agencies worldwide are currently working to provide the food, shelter and medicine to those impacted by Haiyan. Once the immediate needs are addressed, there will still be much left to do. It will take months, even years to rebuild the Philippines.”

Further donations can be made at www.planeterra.org and will help rebuild communities, schools and clinics, and mobilize teams on the ground to help those in affected areas build back better and stronger.

G Adventures covers all administration costs so 100 per cent of all donations can directly benefit the initiative. The tour operator will match dollar-for-dollar up to $30,000 (at a maximum of $5,000 per donation).

For more information please visit www.planeterra.org and follow hashtags #ReliefPH and #GAdvCares on Facebook and Twitter.

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