Century City Mall and Aji Events Management Services will be sponsoring the second fundraising bazaar for the Shared Aid Fund for Emergency Response (SAFER) Foundation.
Ferdinand and Jerry Salome are cousins and rice farmers from Baco, Oriental Mindoro. In February 2019, their crops were wiped out due to severe flooding caused by Tropical Depression Usman. With no start-up capital, it was difficult for them to rebuild their farming livelihood.
Ferdinand and Jerry are just two of the beneficiaries of SAFER Foundation who each received a P2,500 cash grant assistance through SAFER’s emergency response program.
The response was conducted last February 11, 2019 with the help of Kaunsayan Formation for Community Development, Inc. (KAFCODE), a local NGO based in Oriental Mindoro which selected and assessed farmer beneficiaries to ensure that donations coursed through SAFER are given to those who are most vulnerable and in need.
SAFER Foundation aims to help more people like Ferdinand and Jerry by ensuring that funds are readily in place even before disasters strike. SAFER serves as a pooled fund for private and public donors who want to support disaster-affected Filipino communities in the Philippines.
As a result, severely affected Filipino communities receive life-saving relief and assistance in times of crisis.
Now on its second run, SAFER’s Buyanihan Fundraising Bazaar aims to raise money to implement its emergency response program and help more Filipinos affected by disasters.
The first Buyanihan Fundraising Bazaar was held last March 30 to 31, 2019 at UP Town Center, Quezon City. The event was sponsored by UP Town Center and Aji Events Management Services, and raised a total of P137,105 in donations.
From July 29 to August 4, 2019, SAFER will be partnering with Century City Mall in Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City to hold the second Buyanihan Fundraising Bazaar with the theme: “Igniting the Bayanihan Spirit in Times of Disasters.” The event is also supported by Radyo Veritas and SEDPI Foundation.
Proceeds from the bazaar will help support emergency response initiatives and provide vulnerable citizens like Ferdinand and Jerry a chance to rebuild their lives faster and better.