Typhoon Mangkhut, the worst typhoon in Hong Kong’s records, struck the city last month. Many areas were severely affected with multiple houses and buildings damaged, roads blocked by debris and an estimated 46 thousands of trees destroyed. Thankfully, there were no reported fatalities. There were however, areas such as Kat O where people’s homes were particularly damaged.
Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong and Kat O residents joined together and recruited almost 200 volunteers to clean up on September 23. A huge thank you to the Canadian International School, Hong Kong International School, Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd and all other public volunteers, for putting a 200% effort into clearing out broken fridges and furniture, cleaning up houses filled with mud and handling electric saws to cut through dangerous metal sheets in order to resume decent homes for the Kat O villagers.