When the Minnesota Vikings complete their mandatory mini-camp on Wednesday, the players will have a chance to relax and prepare for training camp to begin in late July.
Or, in the case of Camryn Bynum, who is a sophomore in security, he will travel overseas to fulfill a larger calling.
Bynum has GoFundMe launched to organize aid to the Philippines after Hurricane Megi which damaged the islands last April.
Last April, a deadly tropical cyclone, Typhoon Megi, struck the Philippines. Heavy rains and large landslides have covered villages in Leyte with mud, burying more than 210 homes. As of April 29, the Philippines’ National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has reported 214 fatalities, 132 missing and 8 injured.
The devastation in the Philippines has struck me, and I have decided to announce that I will be working with the New Life Community Care Foundation to raise money to distribute relief packages, restore and rebuild homes, and provide mental health support to those too perform who were traumatized by this catastrophe. US donations are channeled through Keys to Freedom Ministries, New Life’s sister foundation.
Bynum says he will personally travel to the islands on June 17 to help distribute relief supplies.
I was completely unaware of what Typhoon Megi had done to the Philippines before seeing this on social media, but kudos to Bynum for his efforts in helping organize this relief effort. As of this writing, the fundraiser has only been running for about ten hours, but still has plenty of time to reach its stated goal of $35,000.
If you have anything left, please do so to help a member of our favorite team help some people who need it badly.