Calamity Assistance and Rehabilitation Endeavors (CARE) in 2015

The Calamity Assistance and Rehabilitation Endeavors (CARE) provides immediate assistance to victims of calamities or natural disasters like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and typhoons that leave vast areas flooded. Calamities displace families, destroy livelihood, and even claim lives. In the Philippines, CARE aims to be the first responders to disaster victims, not only to provide the basic necessities (canned foods, rice, water, medicine, clothing, blankets, among others) that are most needed immediately after the devastation, but, more importantly, to provide short-term measures to support recovery and rehabilitation. These measures are done with the help of the staff of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and in coordination with humanitarian agencies, non-governmental organizations, church-based organizations, and private individuals.


BOAT4Life: An Enduring Yolanda Response

Feed the Hungry, Inc., with the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals (BCBP) Manila national leadership and Iloilo Chapter, jointly sponsored 26 fishing boats for the fishermen of Isla Gigantes, Iloilo. BCBP organized the beneficiaries into an association to give them voice and a forum for exchange of ideas-sustainable fishing and boat maintenance training on first aid, CPR, and rescues in the waters.


Banca at Lambat Pangkabuhayan Project

A project of FtH CARE in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Iloilo South (RCIS), the Banco at Lambat Pangkabuyan was launched in San Dionisio Iloilo, to help the fisherfolks who lost their means of livelihood after Haiyan struck. They were the beneficiaries of 7 motorized and 1 non-motorized bancas and 19 complete sets of fishing nets.


FtH Housing Project

A CARE-funded 20 housing units, with Gawad Kalinga (GK) as partner in the building of FtH Village in Palo, Leyte, were turned over on August 14, 2015, to 20 families who survived Haiyan and used to live in danger zones.


Water Purification Project

A Reverse Osmosis Water Purification System was installed in
coordination with CIT AA/CITAA-ESB (Cebu Institute ofTechnology
Alumni Association – Eastern Seaboard), to have safe drinking water available to students, faculty, and families in the Kawit community. This CARE-funded project was turned over to Kawit National High School(KNHS) In Medellin, Cebu, in February 2015.


The Calamity Assistance and Rehabilitation Endeavors (CARE) provides immediate assistance to victims of calamities or natural disasters like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and typhoons that leave vast areas flooded. Calamities displace families, destroy livelihood, and even claim lives. In the Philippines, CARE aims to be the first responder to disaster victims, not only to provide the basic necessities (canned foods, rice, water, medicine, clothing, blankets, among others) that are most needed immediately after the devastation, but, more importantly, to provide short-term measures to support recovery and rehabilitation. These measures are done with the help of the staff of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas (CFO) and in coordination with humanitarian agencies, non-governmental organizations, church-based organizations, and private individuals.

Feed the Hungry has donated a total of PhP34,402,249.27 worth of food, cash, medicines, medical supplies, and other materials up to the period ending October 15, 2011.

The CARE program has also given monetary donation to other countries devastated by natural catastrophes; the most recent were the famine and drought in East Africa and the powerful earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. In the Philippines, monetary donation and assistance was also extended to private individuals and different medical foundations to help save those struggling with disease.

Closer to home in the metro Washington, D.C. area, FtH Board members and officers help out in food pantries, soup kitchens, e.g., SOME (So Others May Eat), retirement and senior citizens homes e.g., Lincolnia Senior Center, and other such establishments needing volunteers.

The following are FtH’s relief assistance for the period January 1—October 15, 2011:

Calamity/Disaster Beneficiary Project Area
Typhoon “Pedring” 1,000 families Paombong and Calumpit, Bulacan
Typhoon “Pedring” 1,000 families Baseco, Tondo, Manila
Famine/Drought Eastern Africa
Typhoon “Juaning” 1,450 families Iriga City and Nabua, Camarines Sur
Flashflood Iraya Farmers Dolores, Eastern Samar (rice seedlings)
Earthquake/Tsunami Northeastern Coast of Japan
Medical Assistance Beneficiary Project Area/Location
Stunt Operations 132 children Hydrocephalus Foundation of the Philippines
Emergency Treatment (swallowed battery fluid) 2-yr old boy Southern Leyte
Surgery and Medicines for Pre- and Post-operation Indigent Patients Sagip Buhay of the Philippine General Hospital

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