Mission Trip

DSNP Cover Photo (1)

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!





Upcoming 5K for 5K Fun Run / Walk on October 17, 2015

Celebrate Filipino American History Month by helping fundraise for typhoon relief in the Philippines!

The Disaster Support Network for the Philippines, formerly known as South Bay Taskforce Haiyan, invites you to join us as we run/walk 5K for $5K! All proceeds will go towards grassroots efforts to support those affected by natural disasters in the Philippines and to help sponsor the curriculum provided by the Citizen’s Disaster Response Center for our mission trip this December.

Pre-Register at http://tinyurl.com/DNSP5 by October 14, 2015 for a guaranteed shirt.

Entry fees:
· $35.00 for pre-registered runners w/ t-shirt
· $35.00 for race-day registration w/o t-shirt
On the day of:
· Check-in begins at 8 am
· Run/walk begins at 9 am
After the run, please join ECCAC in celebrating our Fil-Am history with games, giveaways, and food until 4pm. If you can’t participate in the 5K for 5K Fun Run/Walk and still would like to help, you can still donate to the Disaster Support Network for the Philippines.

Thank you to our Fiscal Sponsor: Salome M. Ilao Loving Endowment (SMILE)
Fed Tax ID: 30-0843034
Thank to our partners and co-sponsors: Ethnic & Cultural Communities Advisory Committee (ECCAC) of Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Dept, and the Filipino American City Employees of San Jose (FACES).


South Bay Taskforce Haiyan Presents: LAND IS LIFE

Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/738238352887499/?source=1

Cultural Night / Solidarity Health Mission Report Back and Fundraising


Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/738238352887499/?source=1

Cultural Night / Solidarity Health Mission Report Back and Fundraising

Cultural Performances from Anakbayan Silicon Valley and PAWIS

Friday, April 25, 2014

Filipino Youth Coalition
SAN JOSE, CA 95122

South Bay Taskforce Haiyan would like to invite you to a reportback given by participants of NAFCON’s Solidarity and Health Mission to assist communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Bo Redondiez and Dr. John Po will share their experiences serving those impacted in Eastern Samar and learning about local community organizations’ efforts for longterm recovery and rehabilitation.

We will also be hosting a fundraising bakesale so make sure to bring some extra cash to satisfy your sweet tooth while contributing to ongoing efforts led by our taskforce. Learn how you can get involved here in the South Bay or even participate in future Solidarity Health Missions! Almost 6 months after the typhoon, there is still a lot of support needed for those affected. We invite you to be part of our community-led efforts to ensure that we can be there to provide as much support as we can!

UnNatural Disasters: Typhoon Haiyan

Deanza College
Typhoon Haiyan

Here is a facebook event page – https://www.facebook.com/events/242907765892926/

A teach-in on this unnatural disaster!

Thursday | April 17 | 9:30-11:30 am | Conference Rm A&B

Learn about:
– the unnatural environmental causes of the disaster
– the Philippines’ political situation and how it hinders aid and reconstruction
– impact on family and community
– what you can do to help the survivors
– how to help prevent unnatural disasters from happening in the future

Facilitated by:
Rowena Tomaneng, Sherwin Mendoza, Kristin Sullivan, Alicia De Toro, Marc Coronado, Karen Chow, Josephine Villanueva and special guests from South Bay Task Force Haiyan

Sponsored by:
Institute of Community and Civic Engagement

For more information, please contact:
Cynthia Kaufman