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Emergency Relief Fund

A few years ago, when one of our donors decided to make an anonymous contribution to start “Amelia’s Pantry,” a way to help families in times of crisis, we thought the funds would be used to assist victims of typhoons, earthquakes and other natural disasters. Being in the Ring of Fire, it is almost guaranteed that the Philippine Islands will experience at least one of these natural disasters every year. But, we never anticipated that we would use the funds to provide food rations to our families during a global pandemic that has shut down entire countries. With stay-at-home rules being strictly enforced, many were prevented from earning a living to provide the most basic necessities for their families.

Over the years, our dedicated staff in the Philippines, has provided daily essentials to families during natural disasters and, most recently, the coronavirus pandemic. The funds were used to purchase packaged goods, hygiene products, and pantry items.