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Typhoon Haiyan misses Philippines orphanage helped by Bozeman nonprofit

By KTVM Staff
Published On: Nov 11 2013 01:29:21 PM MST
Updated On: Nov 12 2013 10:56:50 AM MST
Rehoboth Children's Home

Sacred Portion Children's Outreach

BOZEMAN, Mont. -

The outreach coordinator for a Bozeman nonprofit tells NBC Montana Typhoon Haiyan missed the orphanage it works closely with.

Craig Druckenmiller returned from the Philippines November second. His nonprofit, the Sacred Portion Children's Outreach, works with the Rehoboth Children's Home in the Philippines.

Druckenmiller explained the children's home is 350 to 400 miles north of the main path of the storm.

He's been in contact with people at the orphanage who tell him they are are having a difficult time getting information from the devastated areas to the south.

"So there's very little information coming out of that area. As they plow open more roads and clear debris they come across other little communities that are also 100 percent destroyed  so there is very little information coming out of that region," Druckenmiller told NBC Montana.

He says right now it is unclear just how the storm will impact the organization. The group just constructed a new 24-bed facility for infants and toddlers, but it hasn't opened yet.

Sacred Portion is currently raising money for operations, and hoping to help some of the children affected by the storm.

Information on Sacred Portion is available on GuideStar.  You can also check them out on their website sacredportion.org.  And to learn more about the Rehoboth Children's Home just go to their website, rehobothchildrenshome.com.