ERPAT fathers and other community members come together to rebuild sponsored elder Antonio’s home.
By Jordan Kimbrell, Unbound writer/editor
After Typhoon Haiyan washed over the Philippines, leaving devastation in its wake, help from all over the world came pouring in. With all the aid from international sources, it is still the stories of communities reaching out to their neighbors that touched us the most.
Meet Reynaldo. He is a leader of the ERPATs (a service group for fathers of sponsored children) in Iloilo, one of the areas hit hard by the storm. Thanks to his efforts, families in his area were evacuated to safety before the storm. Now, he is helping rebuild with disaster assistance from Unbound.
A CFCA staff member talks with a mother at an emergency shelter about her family’s needs.
CFCA Antipolo project coordinator Malou Navio checks out conditions in a neighborhood where sponsored children and their families live.
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