Wanted: ALL Volunteers for Typhoon Yolanda Victims
Orientation & Strategic Planning at JHMT, tonight, Nov. 14, 6-8PM
STAGES 1 and 2 FOR Victims of Typhoon Yolanda (November 9, 2013)
PLAN OF ACTION: November 10-25, 2013
1. Target Area : Eastern Samar, Other parts of Leyte, Coron, Palawan and other
least reached areas. 1st Mission Trip, Nov. 17-25.
2. Target Families: 100 – 150 families
3. Target Budget per Family: – P 2,000 worth of goods/family
– Relief Distribution
– Medical Services
– Debriefing (Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing)
– Adopt- a- Family
5. Possible Resources
– Donations from International JHMT Network
– Donations from local network of churches
– Donations from Individuals
– Volunteer Manpower from JHMT Staff and MetroManila Network of Churches
Note: Each volunteer is expected to raise his/her own budget for fare, accommodation & food.
– Over-all Coordinators – Bishop Dante Veluz (Operation Kabalikat (OK) Chairman)
Ptr. Jerry Ambi (OK Director)
– Team Leaders: Ptr. Arvin Corporal (Nurse)
Ptr. Cynthia Veluz (JHMT Academy Directress)
– Operations Team Leader at Home Base : Ptr. Liza Olea (JHMT Administrator)
– Field Operations Team Leaders – Milcah dela Pena , Ptr. Bebet Santos (Ugen
Staff, JHMT Youth Arm)
– Documentation – Dr. Nette Roco (Dentist)
– Purchasing – Ptr. Esther Penetrante (JHMT Registrar),
Ptr. Lory Queroda- (JHMT Volunteer Staff)
– Medical Staff Leaders – Dr. Milyn Rabara, Dr. Cris Nace (Jesus the Healer Medical
– Members, Medical Team: Dr. Nette Roco, Dr. Nitz Patricio, Maristy Dollente (PT),
Ptr. Arvin Corporal, RN
– Transportation – Bro. Gary Ambi
– Food & Accommodation (Field)- Ptr. Lory Queroda & Josh Cavitana (Volunteer)
– Sorting/Repacking Coordinator – Ptr. Liza Olea
– Prayer Coordinators: Field –Ptr. Liza Olea
Home Base: Ptr. Mhalou Fabilane
– Finance: Ptr. Lolit Pablo ( Women on Fire Staff)
– Distribution: – Ptr. Arvin Corporal & Bro. Ruckson
– Secretariat- Home Base: Marlyn Fabilane – JHMT Office Staff
Field: Rose Alba – Ugen Staff
– Debriefing Counselor – Dr. Zenia Panahon – Volunteer Psychologist
– Counselors: Ptr. Alex Dejolde, Ptr. Albert & Ellen Santiago, Ptr. Tess Santiago, Ptr. Paul Won
– Security: JC King (Ugen Staff)
7. NEEDS OF VICTIMS THAT THE TEAM WILL MEET:
a. FOOD & WATER
Anti-allergy / creams/anti bacterial, anti-fungal –
Paracetamol/ Analgesic )
Oresol/ORS for dehydration
Wound Dressing Kit
First Aid Kits
Stet / BP APP
d. TEMPORARY LIGHT SUBSTITUES
– Led Lights
– Candles & Matches
e. WATER PUMP
4 STAGES OF OPERATION / GUIDELINES FOR OPERATION KABALIKAT
Here are some of the guidelines we have adopted per our experiences in the past mercy ministry efforts:
We have four stages for the Operation Kabalikat:
STAGE 1. Preparation and gathering of support. This starts IMMEDIATELY after the calamity. This also entails assessing the needs of the victims according to urgency and priority to sponsor an OK mission due to a calamity. We contact friends and volunteer staff in the network through text messages, Facebook, email and word of mouth for commitment and support and or long-term sponsorship.
Our mission: To help foremost, the brethren, and the needy, as the Lord enables us.
Galatians 6:10, “As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
At this time re: the Typhoon Yolanda devastation , we continue to gather reports from our network. Calbayog or Borongan could be our “warehouse” or stock areas for our supplies and mission base for staff. We definitely cannot do this in Tacloban or any of the direct worst hit areas due to absence of communication, ongoing lootings and security problem.
We find it proper to meet with the key pastors or Christian leaders to assist us in identifying the calamity affected areas and assess the needs for support. Thereafter, we will extend whatever help we can as the Lord provides and enables us through the network of churches who will partner with us in the OK endeavor.
2. The rescue stage – extending urgent help within the next two weeks by giving relief goods which will last for at least a week or two, i.e., food, medicines, clothing, cash assistance, as the case maybe. This may be coordinated with the government agencies, especially the military, for security and proper distribution of goods or the brethren who have already established their bases in those areas.
3. Debriefing stage – we go to the site after a month to provide debriefing and, and helping them overcome the shock or rescue stage, and to provide medical mission through JHMMT and extend further relief distribution and assistance as we dim fit. We sponsor “Bless the Pastors” fellowship to provide fellowship and extend further encouragement and support. We might have to install water pumps in affected areas like we did in Cagayan de Oro and Iligan Cities (after the Dec, 2011 flood) .
4. Rehab stage – giving at least 3 to 6 months or a year’s assistance, or even for a longer period as we dim fit, to help the victims get established through livelihood assistance, sponsorship for their hospitalization, education for children, construction materials for rehabilitation of houses, barangay and health centers, schools or churches, community development, etc.
We will launch the “ADOPT A PASTOR & HIS FAMILY” Rehab Program which aims to help the pastor & his family for a period of 3 to 6mos. to one year until they can live normal lives.
We can also “Adopt a Community” and provide materials for building houses or barangay and health centers or schools and send volunteers to help put up these residences and/or facilities.
Should you and the church lead you to help we can send you our ministry bank details or you can send your donations through Western Union.
We thank God for our partnership through OK mercy ministry. The Lord bless our gestures.