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.
Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) November 19, 2013
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."
“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."
“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."
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.
904 Sunrise Dr. 4A
Johnson City, TN 37604