Disaster Response – Relief & Rehabilitation
During calamities and natural disasters, PFI initiates campaign among employees and partners for relief goods – cash and non-cash donations like food, clothing and other basic materials. Many employees and friends responded to the call for help like the landslide in Guinsaogon, Sothern Leyte, flooding in Manila, Ormoc and Palo, Leyte, earthquake in Bohol and the typhoons in Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Davao Oriental.
During Typhoon Yolanda, PFI embarked on emergency food and non-food relief operation to more than 27,000 victims residing in the 45 barangays of the three municipalities of Isabel, Merida and Palompon and parts of Ormoc City. It also extended shelter materials to more than 4,000 families whose houses were totally or partially damaged. PFI also helped in the repair of 36 classrooms in 19 public schools and constructed new classrooms. The foundation also provided school supplies to more than 8,000 pupils and 400 teachers in the public and private schools of Isabel, Merida and Palompon municipalities. More than 100 employees of PASAR volunteered in the various relief and rehabilitation efforts including medical outreach and psycho social activities.
MALASAKIT Christmas Outreach
As a venue where employees can share their blessings and feel the joy of giving during this special season, every year since 2008, public schools send 50 poor but honor pupils from primary grades to PFI’s children’s party to receive various gifts from kindhearted PASAR employees and their families as their “Ninong and Ninang”, partake the food, enjoy the games and watch the shows prepared for them for a day. Since it started in 2008, more than 200 children have benefitted from the activity bringing home with them plenty of goodies and happy memories of the event.
Assistance to Orphanage
In response to the call for help by an orphanage in Ormoc City run by nuns in 2009, the foundation launch a campaign for financial support among employees and friends that started the annual tradition of giving, not only of money but also milk and other foods, by the employees and partners of PASAR. The yearly donation is able to help support the needs of the many orphans ranging from infant to 12 years old.