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December 10, 2012
Dear Community Members,
On December 3, 2012 Typhoon Pablo (international name, Bopha) devastated Mindanao in the Philippines leaving over 500 dead, thousands missing and over two hundred thousand individuals displaced. Area infrastructure has been devastated, leaving thousands without food, water, livelihood, and in an absolute state of emergency. With Typhoon Pablo affecting more areas in Mindanao and the Visayas, we are asking for your support to send monetary aid to organizations in the area doing local relief work.
Operation Kaligtasan (O.K.) has joined forces with the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns’ (NAFCON) Bayanihan Relief Program in the Northeast, to activate relief efforts for victims in the Philippines. We are exclusively collecting monetary relief (NOT material goods) door-to-door and through partnerships with local businesses and organizations. We ensure that your tax-deductible donation go directly to the communities in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Pablo via the Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio Foundation, Inc., our partner organization on the ground in Mindanao.
Please make online donations securely via PayPal at http://tinyurl.com/nafconrelief3 and write “NAFCON Bayanihan Relief NYC” under the "Referred to this relief effort by:" section on the Paypal confirmation page.
Or make your checks out to “Tulong Sa Bayan” (on memo, please write: “NAFCON Bayanihan Relief NYC” to allocate properly). Your check can be collected by local volunteers, or you can mail it directly to “Tulong Sa Bayan (TSB)” at 519 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Donations of $250 or more will be tax deductible. Please include your return address with donations. If you have questions, please contact O.K. at operation.kaligtasan , 347.709.9391 , or visit us at www.okfilipinos.wordpress.com
Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday!
Maraming salamat sa inyong lahat!
Operation Kaligtasan and NAFCON Bayanihan Relief
The Fr. Fausto “Pops” Tentorio Foundation, Inc. envisions a society where justice and mercy prevails, especially for the poorest of the poor. Its mission is to journey with the poor with all humility, acknowledging that whatsoever we do to the least of our brethren, we do it unto Him. The Foundation is taking on the tasks that Fr. Pops has started and developed in the 33 years that he had journeyed with the rural poor of Mindanao: providing services in education, health, agricultural production, protection of the environment, and building multicultural communities where people enjoy mutual respect, justice, peace, and solidarity. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fr-Fausto-Pops-Tentorio-Foundation-Inc/138498292939701?fref=ts