Help save lives in the Philippines!

The Philippines are regularly hit by destructive typhoons, a type of tropical cyclone. The Philippines sits on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, the most active area for tropical cyclones because of the vast expanse of deep, warm ocean water.

Up to 25 typhoons can hit the Philippines every year.

When Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines in November 2013, more than 6,000 people died and more than 4,000,000 were forced from their homes. With the loss of houses and the crops, boats, and coconut trees their families depended on for incomes, millions already living in poverty face new financial hardships.

Oxfam, with our support, worked with communities and local governments in the Philippines to respond to the disaster.

“Our first priority in the days and weeks after the storm was to provide life-saving assistance such as clean water, latrines, hygiene kits, and cash to buy food and other essentials.We then began helping people to recover their means of making a living…Now, we have turned our focus to helping people with long-term recovery and rehabilitation. We are working with communities and local governments to design effective services that are affordable, and looking at how they could be paid for by donors, suppliers, government, and users.” – Oxfam

With our help, Oxfam can continue their great work to help reduce the long-term impact on a vulnerable community and most importantly, help save lives.

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in Sydney, including the greater metropolitan areas, Central Coast and parts of the Hunter region of NSW, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people in N.S.W, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. We are always interested in hearing from those passionate about making a meaningful difference for a child in foster care or a family requiring assistance. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

You can help

“We can’t stop the typhoons from coming, and we don’t know when the next will strike — but when it does, it will destroy homes, livelihoods and hopes for the future. With your support, we can get there first…Every dollar invested in preparing for disasters now can save seven dollars in emergency response in the future.” – Oxfam

Support Oxfam and help save lives:

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/donate/save-lives-in-the-philippines/

 

 

 

 

 

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