TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Partners International Canada has been providing assistance to Philippines Missionary Fellowship (PMF) in their efforts to provide relief in communities being overlooked by large agencies and government initiatives in the Philippines.
In a touching interview, Dr. Alfredo Guzman, Director of PMF discusses rehabilitation efforts in Layette Province and emphasizes the specific ways in which Canadian donations have quickly been put to use through well-established programs operating on a grass-roots level in partnership with the PMF network of churches in the most neglected regions.
Guzman says, "In Calipata-an, we expect to feed 17,000 individuals. PMF churches are acting as drop off points with lower distribution costs and we plan to extend our provisional outreach for at least two months. Food is a critical priority".
The Canadian government has extended its matching program until December 23.
All donations will be matched!
Interview posted to our website: http://partnersinternational.ca/philippines-relief-interview
Donation going directly to one of three phases:
- Rescuing lives; providing food, clean water and medicine.
- Rebuilding homes and churches; people need basic housing and a safe place for their families. They also need to have a sense of community and a place to worship together.
- Restoring lives; as funds are available, people will need help to restore their livelihoods. This will include replacing fishing boats, creating fish farms and restoring agricultural land.
About Us: Partners International is a leading Christian charity delivering holistic international development. Our mission is to mobilize Canadians into partnership with indigenous NGO's to bring sustainable transformation and advance the Kingdom of God in the world's harshest sectors.
SOURCE: Partners International Canada
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