DRO: Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby), The Philippines 2014

On Dec 6th, just over a year after the deadly Typhoon Haiyan, The Philippines was hit by Typhoon Hagupit (called Typhoon Ruby locally). Homes were torn down and 210km/h winds battered the Eastern Samar region.  In total, 1.7 million people were affected. Having only recently wrapped up operations in the Philippine city of Cebu in October, GlobalFire again stood up it's volunteers to pack relief supplies in Canada and had volunteers on the ground distributing aid within days.