Dear friends and family,This Mother's Day, the homes of 70 urban poor families were destroyed in a fire in a community we serve in Sucat, Metro Manila. Our staff and volunteers have already been working hard to prepare meals for the affected families. But we need more help.
With heavy hearts, we are asking for your help to raise funds for the families during this crisis. All donations for IT Tender this month will go towards relief goods (food, clothing, blankets, etc) and provisions to rebuild homes that were destroyed by the fire.You can donate through our secure online giving page here: https://www.iteams.ca/support/tender (simply select "IT Tender Ministries" as the designation). Donors will receive a tax deductible receipt.We estimate that we will need around $1,000 USD for relief goods and at least $15,000 USD for rebuilding homes (or more depending on the scope of the damage). While we will focus first on helping the families who have sponsor children at IT Tender, depending on the amount of funds we're able to raise, we could also help many more.Thank you for your compassionate and timely help on this Mother's Day. The pictures here are of the community where the fire took place earlier today.