On November 8, 2013, the Philippine islands were hit with record-breaking typhoons. Thousands of people were reported dead, and hundreds of thousands more were affected in many different provinces throughout the country. Survivors are in desperate need of basic life essentials like water, food, and hygiene supplies. Foundation 4Life is in close contact with the 4Life office in Manila to determine how Foundation 4Life can best assist in this devastating situation.
The 4Life Philippines office and employees were not directly affected by the storm, as it impacted smaller islands away from Manila. Some employees do have family members in the impacted areas, so they are doing their best to travel to find loved ones. Unfortunately, phone lines and basic communication channels have been knocked out with the storm, and roads are largely impassable. One employee’s family members are feared deceased based on reports from neighbors who barely escaped the high flood waters, intense winds, and resulting debris.
Foundation 4Life is working with Feed the Children to provide community relief efforts through on-the-ground mobile kitchens in the provinces of Cebu, Leyte, Samar, Iloilo, and Capiz. Together, they hope to provide support for 3,000 people per day in no less than ten communities within the next five days. 4Life Fortify® is being served in these mobile kitchens where possible, utilizing a shipment of meal packs that was donated to Feed the Children a few months ago.
Donations are being accepted to help support ongoing recovery efforts. Donate today, and Foundation 4Life will match your donation dollar for dollar, doubling the impact of your donation and further rebuilding the lives of those within our 4Life family.
Remember, 100% of every dollar you donate to Foundation 4Life is used to build the lives of those in need. Your donation will make a real difference on the front lines of this tragedy in the Philippines.
Donate online now, or to make a donation by phone in the United States, call Distributor Services at 888–454–3374. For donations outside the United States, please contact your local 4Life office, or send an email to [email protected].
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