The immediate needs of the typhoon Hiyan disaster victims include food, water, shelter materials and basic medical supplies. Rose Charities has partnered with the Bacolod Rotary club, which has had a long relationship with Rose through Dr Collin Yong, of the B.C. Children’s hospital who has both visited and worked in the area with pediatric missions. The club’s workers have been supplying truckloads of food and supplies for several days especially to the most stricken ares of the north, around Cadiz City. Basic medical supplies have also been supplied.
Working though contacts with the Kopernik Social Enterprise initiative in Bali, Indonesia, Kopernik has generously donated 100 advance water purifying units to the Negros disaster area as well as their shipping.
Rose Charities also has a very close relationship with AMDA Canada, which is the Canadian arm of the main AMDA Organization, one of Japan’s biggest implementer of emergency relief. AMDA medical personnel are currently coordinating with the Philippines’ Armed Forces relief efforts in other areas.
In times of crisis, the more effective the networking and pooling of resources, the further the assistance can reach.