Headed by Board of Directors for Partnerships and Implementations, Charlie Fernando and Sharon Tan—the Invest to Donate Foundation (ITDF) donated P100,000 to the Center for Community Transformation—through CCT Head of Partnership Arlene Sy, to help fund the latter’s relief operations for the victims of Typhoon Paeng in October.
Since being founded in 2013 by Josiah Go of Waters Philippines, the ITDF has been supporting relief operations by using investments from business leaders and professionals, who share a united vision of raising money from investments, and donating the entire profit to disaster victims. Among their first beneficiaries were the Philippine Red Cross and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for the victims of Typhoon Ruby in 2014. Recently, the ITDF proved itself a blessing to its coworkers in the field of disaster response once again.
Just last month, another Super Typhoon, locally known as Bagyong ‘Paeng’ struck the country. Further intensified by Typhoon Queenie, the storms reportedly killed over 100 people and affected thousands of families due to intense flooding and landslides across the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The Center for Community Transformation (CCT), through the help of the ITDF and other partner organizations, urgently responded by distributing thousands of food packs and mobilizing local staff teams and volunteers to minister to the victims. Not less than 1000 households were assisted and received relief goods. Despite the massive damage and the discouraging number of casualties, quick disaster response became a reliable source of comfort and hope to the grieving families.
For over 30 years, CCT has centered its mission on helping the needy and restoring hope in hopeless seasons, including times of calamities just like this. The organization has been blessed with thousands of big-hearted volunteers located across the entire country, which makes it easier to extend help even to the most remote places. By God’s grace, generous partner organizations like the ITDF are also continuously being sent to work alongside CCT in its numerous programs and ministry initiatives.
The Center for Community Transformation is currently located in 14 regions across the Philippines.