Mission Trip

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From August 10-16, 2016, members of the Disaster Support Network for the Philippines (DSNP) will go on an exposure mission trip hosted by the Leyte Center for Development and the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center to visit and determine needs of disaster-stricken communities in the Philippines. Help support our trip by visiting and donating to our YouCaring page here!

Objectives of our mission trip:

  • Learn in-person about the conditions of the communities we hope to support.
  • Partner with organizations in the Philippines that focus on disaster support and environmental justice on projects which help facilitate long-term impact on disaster resiliency.
  • Establish lasting relationships with these organizations and community members to guide our organization’s work.
  • Use our experience to educate others on how they can participate in people-to-people support for disaster stricken communities in the Philippines.


DSNP began its work as part of the National Taskforce Haiyan initiative lead by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). We worked with organizations, local businesses, and community members in the South San Francisco Bay Area to fundraise for relief and rehabilitation efforts for Typhoon Haiyan victims.


Our mission is to directly support communities in the Philippines disproportionately impacted by disasters by fundraising and advocating for relief, recovery, and rehabilitation guided by the principles of environmental justice.


# of Participants: 7-9 Deadline to Participate: 7/1/2016

Background of Participants: Participants in the trip are mostly professionals of Filipino descent, many of whom work in the social service field. One member is Vietnamese and has established her own non-profit to support community projects such as building schools in Vietnam. Keep checking back for profiles of our participants!