Some may ask, "Why help others so far away during a pandemic?" Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) has partnered with Jesus Our Great Shepherd Church in the Philippines. Our goal is to provide clean drinking water and nutritious meals for the children from the impoverished Abatex Dumpsite community. Every time AAI volunteers board a flight to Manila, we know why. When we hold a child in our arms, we understand why. Please help all of us at AAI make this special Christmas wish come true!
The Abatex Dumpsite community is an impoverished village of 100 families. The pandemic has caused limited accessibility and extreme shortages. Many have lost their jobs and are forced to sift through trash for survival. AAI, with the leadership of Cheryl Robinson, is unable to go to the Philippines on humanitarian mission trips this year. It is our commitment to partner once again with Jesus Our Great Shepherd Church to provide clean drinking water and nutritional meals for the children.
Through the combined efforts of AAI, We Care for Humanity Foundation, the Jamie Sheth Foundation, and Jesus our Great Shepherd Church, a feeding shelter was built for Abatex in 2018. Much of the humanitarian efforts have stopped due to the pandemic. It is our challenge now to restore the lunch program for the children and provide clean drinking water. This is a first step in a long-term solution. AAI is dedicated to the welfare of the Abatex community and will return once the pandemic has ended.
There are many impoverished communities worldwide, but sometimes it takes just one person, or an organization of people, to rise up and help another survive, and even flourish. The long-term impact of compassion is immeasurable. Many of the children of Abatex go hungry every day. Airline Ambassadors International has a plan to provide nutritious meals for the children and clean drinking water for the community. Most importantly, we are giving the gift of hope this Christmas. We need your help!