The Ateneo Disaster Response and Management (DReaM) Team is the main engine for the University’s disaster relief and rehabilitation work. Since Typhoon Ondoy 2009, the DReaM Team has responded to disasters and emergencies by coordinating financial aid and supplementing local efforts through sourcing and delivery of relief goods to affected communities.
Composed of offices and volunteers from various Ateneo units, the DReaM Team organizes the University’s emergency response efforts. The Dream Team counts Tanging Yaman Foundation (TYF) and Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan (SLB) among its partners in ensuring that assistance is provided to those who need it the most.
TYF is a conduit foundation, bridging the generosity of Filipinos here and abroad to the vital needs of people and communities in the Philippines through programs in education, housing, livelihood, and disaster relief and rehabilitation.
SLB is the socio-political apostolate of the Society of Jesus in the Philippines, and is a non-partisan, Church-based, Jesuit-led organization committed to the service of the Church and the Filipino people.
The DReaM Team, TYF and SLB have been working to scale up COVID-19 response efforts through the provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical essentials and food packs for hospital personnel. Families from vulnerable communities have also been the beneficiaries of food packs and hygiene kits.
To date, we have helped over a hundred hospitals and over 25,000 families in partner communities across Luzon. You can read or download our COVID-19 6-Month Report here.
Our COVID- 19 efforts are on-going and as cases continue to rise, your monetary donations will help provide the needs of our partner hospital and communities.
A series of typhoons have brought devastating damage to Bicol, Albay, Camarines Sur, Rizal, Marikina, Cagayan, Isabela, and other areas. The DReaM Team, TYF, and SLB are providing assistance to these displaced communities. Aside from financial donations, we are also extending our aid to people whose lives have been upended by these catastrophic floods through the provision of in-kind donations of items such as food and beverage (canned goods, instant noodles, rice, bottled water and powdered milk), hygiene kits, and cleaning materials.
Your donation will support the disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery programs to help lessen the impact on these communities.