ICM'S DISASTER FUND OFFERS IMMEDIATE, MID AND LONG-TERM AID.
The Latest on ICM's Response to Disaster
Press Release: Dec 5, 2014 - ICM Prepares for Hagupit
ICM Disaster Relief Fund
Many ICM areas, especially northern Negros and Iloilo, have been very badly affected by Typhoon Haiyan on November 8th, 2013 and are without electricity and water. Power and cell towers are out, and communication is almost impossible. Our kindergartens, churches and participant homes have been damaged or destroyed. Bohol is also still picking itself up from the massive damaged caused by the earthquake on October 15th, 2013.
ICM has created a Disaster Fund to offer immediate, mid and long-term aid to affected people:
Short Term - Water, food, medicines
Mid Term - Rebuilding damaged homes and building with small cash grants through trusted pastors.
Long Term - Community based education programs, such as ICM's Transform Program, to help strengthen communities. We will teach business skills, health practices and build relationships to foster new hope and encouragement throughout our areas.
For more information about how we are using these funds, feel free to see our press releases below or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to donate
Donate online with credit card from Hong Kong & the USA click here and fill out the payment form and mark in the comment area that your donation is for "ICM Disaster Relief Fund". Donate offline by emailing to email@example.com or call +852 3470 3009 for a giving form.
Donate online with credit card from Australia click here (or by phone: +61 07 3341 6475), please mark in the comment area that your donation is for "ICM Disaster Relief Fund".
Donate online with credit card from Canada click here and select "CanadaHelp" and select "International Care Ministries, Ltd", please mark in the comment area that your donation is for "ICM Disaster Relief Fund".
Donate online with credit card from the UK click here and please mark in the comment area that your donation is for "ICM Disaster Relief Fund."
Frequently asked questions
Q. Can I send goods to help?
ICM doesn’t have the capacity to send goods in kind. To ship packaged food, water or medicines, please contact Genex who are offering cheap shipments to the Visayas as part of disaster relief. HK$100 to ship a 24"x24"x36" box. No weight limit. Then they will be sent to our bases. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the address.
Alternatively, we know of Crossroads who is collecting specific goods to ship to the Philippines for the purpose to relief the victims. Please visit www.crossroads.org.hk/philippines-typhoon-haiyan-relief for more information.
Q. Can I visit the Philippines with ICM to help?
Filipinos are great at helping themselves; what they really need from us are the resources to allow themselves to rebuild their own lives. Many of ICM’s trips in the next months may visit affected areas, but it will not be the focus of the trip. However, a visit from a foreign group can show a community that they are not forgotten and boosts morale. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Q. What is happening to the on going ICM programs?
In the less affected areas where ICM's operating, the programs are running as usual. If you would like to find out more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch this video to learn about ICM's impact 6 months after Typhoon Haiyan.