Hand-of-Hope, A Johnson City, TN Based Non-Profit Organization Is Preparing to Send Food and Water Filtration to Typhoon Haiyan Victims in the Philippines

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Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines are increasingly desperate for food, water and medical supplies. When he heard this news, Ramon Sanchez-Vinas, Director of Hand-of-Hope knew this would be their next relief mission.

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Hand of Hope Director "Ramon Vinas-Sanchez"

The sudden and devastating typhoon that just occurred in the Philippines emphasizes the need for an abundance of meals to be on the ready and at a moment’s notice.

Ramon Sanchez-Vinas, Director at Hand-of-Hope, commented this week on the massive devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan known in the Philippines as Yolanda, “We made early preparations this year for the predicted 'Above Average' hurricane season in the Atlantic, which thankfully never happened. Now this occurs in the Philippines, and we’re sitting in a prime position to help." The official death toll stands at more than 2,000, though some reports say it could be as high as 10,000. The UN says more than 11 million people may have been affected and some 673,000 displaced. Hand-of-Hope realizes the huge demand of feeding people for a sustained amount of time and although still in its infancy stage, this organization was designed to support disasters of this magnitude.

“The sudden and devastating typhoon that just occurred in the Philippines emphasizes the need for an abundance of meals to be on the ready and at a moment’s notice."
Ramon Vinas-Sanchez

“We receive our donations through our fiscal sponsor, United Charitable Programs. This allows us the capability to buy from food vendors at special pricing designated for disaster relief efforts."
Ramon Vinas-Sanchez

“All food, water, and medical supplies from Hand-of-Hope are shipped directly to organizations that have “Boots on the Ground” and can get them directly into the hands of victims."
Ramon Vinas-Sanchez

Hand-of-Hope provides corporations, foundations and individuals a means for helping feed victims of natural disasters; especially during the critical first days after a disaster has affected a community or region. It also addresses a critical change that has been occurring in traditional disaster relief funding.

Hand-of-Hope is actively soliciting corporate and individual donations, which are made through United Charitable Programs or U.C.P. and can be reached at the following.

Hand-of-Hope
904 Sunrise Dr. 4A
Johnson City, TN 37604
423-631-0636
http://www.hand-of-hope.org

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