Letterkenny man fundraising for Philippines town hit by flooding

By Emma Ryan

A LETTERKENNY man has raised over €2,000 for a community in the Philippines that has been devastated by flooding.

John Keys is currently in the Bulacan province in Philippines visiting family but the area he is staying has been severely devastated by flooding following a typhoon.


Around twenty people remain missing and 52 are injured say the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

After seeing the devastation, John is aiming to help families affected by the terrifying typhoon and he is spending another two weeks volunteering in the clean up of the affected area.

John is also hoping to raise much needed funds to create food parcels for families. He has set up a go Fund Me page to gather donations and has so far raised over €2,200 in just two days.

In a post about the fundraiser, Letterkenny Rovers Football Club paid tribute to the club member’s kind nature and generosity.

“As always, John is going above and beyond and looking to help where he can and any support you can give would be much appreciated.

“Twenty people remain missing and 52 are injured say the NDRRMC, while a total of 200,000 people in Philippines have been displaced so every little helps.

“Well done to you John, you really are one of a kind.


“Stay safe and we will see you home and back on the astro soon from everyone at Rovers!”

Donations to John’s fundraiser can be made to the following link

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