LOVE FOR LIFE FOUNDATION OF PHILIPPINE AMERICAN PHYSICIANS IN AMERICA

Build an ambulatory community health care center in a town ravaged by the Mount Pinatubo eruption to provide immediate and accessible health care services to families who were affected and displaced by the catastrophe and are now returning and rebuilding their homes and families in their respective communities. Serve impoverished communities in surrounding areas with compassionate healthcare.
Nov 25, 2013

update

A few updates for you:

Our point person in Leyte is Sister Eloisa David, a nun of the Saint Scholastica Order which runs the Divine Word Hospital in Tacloban. She is also a doctor of medicine. We connected with her through the Kapampangan Development Foundation and Mrs. Sylvia Ordonez which runs the Dr. Jesus A. Datu Medical Center (JADMC).        

  1. knowing the outpouring of immediate disaster relief, via large and small organizations alike, we are mindful of the fact that people will have long-term problems and there will be a host of medical concerns related to such calamities for a very long time. We also know that many of these organizations are for disaster relief. Our role is long term. We don't just want to give hand-outs (which is surely needed now). We want to help in self-sustinence. 

  2. we want to target areas affected by the typhoon but not publicized in the news

  3. we realize that these natural disasters are guaranteed to happen again, esp. in this part of the world. We are trying to find ways to help Filipinos be better prepared for the next one

  4. we have received the acknowledgement and cooperation of numerous individuals and organizations, too many to mention here, and many of you who are receiving this email. Each and everyone who has donated will be acknowledged individually.

  5. we are making 100% sure that your donation goes to the right person and project. The enthusiasm and commotion going on currently is heartening but can also become confusing. 

  6. our work is year round. Please remember that we continue even when the media and disaster relief organizations have left, and to consider a tax-deductible donation even when there isn't a calamity with the magnitude of Haiyan.

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Nov 20, 2013

Helping people help themselves

The Love For Life Foundation of Philippine American Physicians in America, www.theloveforlife.org, realizes that recovery will take a long time. Dr. Joycelyn A. Datu has been traveling to the Philippines yearly on medical missions and overseeing the Dr. Jesus A. Datu Medical Center  (JADMC). The reason the JADMC was built in 2008 was because Dr. Datu's late father, Dr. Jesus A. Datu, realized that medical missions and relief help are temporary occurrences. People with great intentions come and go but what happens in the long term? 

We are here for the long haul, not just to give, but to help people help themselves in the rebuilding process. This job is not an easy one, but with your help, we can make some progress. 

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Nov 18, 2013

When it's no longer in the news

The news media did an excellent job of covering the chaos of Typhoon Yolanda and telling the world how much of a true catastrophe this has been. This report sadly admits that attentionto our part of the world will begin to wane in the next few days and weeks, as these things naturally do. This is a reminder that the poor infrastructure, political corruption, geographical obstacles, and preexisting poverty in the Philippines will make this a very long and difficult process. Most people who can afford it are trying to leave the area and those who are staying are struggling to survive. Thank you for trusting us in ensuring that your hard-earned money will go to the right places. Please remember that we will need your help for a long time and to pass this information on to others. 

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