Acting with speed and efficiency, the Foundation’s Hope Caravan early in 2012 went back to Cagayan de Oro City for the second tranche of assistance to victims of 2011’s typhoon Sendong. Relief packages containing clothes, slippers, biscuits, bottled water, blankets and medicines were airlifted by Philippine Airlines and distributed to some 10,000 families. A medical mission brought by Tanduay Distillers, Inc. and UERMMMC doctors provided health assistance, while the Philippine National Bank conducted a fund drive among its employees that raised funds to buy kitchen utensils and food items for distribution to Cagayan de Oro City beneficiaries.
The year also experienced the heavy monsoon rains brought about by Habagat, especially in the provinces of Pampanga and Laguna. TYKFI’s Hope Caravan, true to its mission to be where and when it is needed reached out to some 5,000 families in heavily affected areas from August to September. Packages containing one bucket of assorted biscuits, two kilograms of rice, ¼ kilogram of salt, five 500ml. of Summit natural drinking water, and one blanket were given to each family.