Community Empowerment Programs
Cofounders McKnight and Finn celebrate #ADA25 in Washington DC: Talking with Claudia Gordon at the National Youth Transitional Center, (NYTC) Reception, after attending the National Council on Disability, (NCD) Quarterly Board Meeting.
April 2015 Self Advocacy Forum - A look back: What an amazing day we had! The #SelfAdvocacyForum2015 at the #EEOC Headquarters Technology Center Washington, DC was super informative and everyone provided real valuable dialogue on how to move forward in a way that demonstrates alternative solutions and opportunities for Advocates, Federal Partners, and Nonprofits to move the dial. #CEPI will release a report and propose action steps in the coming days and share with all.. Thank you everyone who attended and we hope you enjoyed the day's activities.
#Trending - On Saturday April 25th, 2015 a 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake devastated Nepal and affected over 8 million people. Thus far, 4,400 people have died as a result and the death toll continues to rise.
During the coming weeks monsoon season will produce heavy rains and landslides making recovery efforts much more difficult and add to the rising death toll! Surviving children, infants, and families in Nepal affected by the earthquake will benefit by receiving essential emergency care packages that are necessary to rebuild livelihood and communities.
Typhoon #Hagupit (Ruby) Making it's way towards Eastern Visayas! #Taclcoban #Leyte #Bicol #Samar & Parts of #Mindanao Possibly The Worst To Be Effected.
Residents are encouraged to evacuate to safe shelters, stock up on water and food, and avoid the coasts which are predicted to cause major flooding and possible destruction.VISIT OUR CROWDRISE PAGE TO DONATE TODAY
NOVEMBER 2014 - Child Poverty has increased by 23% over the last three years and holidays have increasingly become a more difficult time of year for millions of families!
1 out of 4 U.S. households rely on their local charity organizations for assistance even through resources have rapidly declined over the last decade. This 2014 holiday season our charity will partner with local food and retail store vendors to assist low-income families in getting through difficult times which are hardest for New York State families from November 2014 through mid-January 2015.
AUGUST 2014 - As we come close to the anniversary of #Typhoon_Yolanda thousands of local Government of the Philippines, people, and humanitarians have worked hard to restore livelihoods, communities, businesses, and schools. Community Empowerment Programs, Inc., continues to do our part to raise awareness and donate funds to those most affected by the tragedy.
July 2014 Haiyan Update: It’s been 9 months since Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated Eastern Visayas. Since then, Community Empowerment Programs (CEPI) partnered with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA TACLOBAN) and roughly 100 other NGO’s government, and nonprofits to implement emergency disaster relief programs, livelihood, and micro-finance aid to survivors.
The collaborations funding goal is 788 Million USD and we are at 58% today. I will be announcing another fund-raiser shortly and ask that you kindly make a donation or at least pass along this information to someone who may desire to pleased.
April 2014: CEPI's CEO is presently in the Philippines April 4th through 20th, 2014 working on Typhoon Yolanda affected Humanitarian and relief programming with partners of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - Tacloban. Areas of focus are #Environment #Social #Economic #Infrastructure & #Government. International Parters: Meetings are held at the Leyte Park Resort Hotel, Tacloban City. In addition to developing and implementing educational programs for Filipino children in Eastern Visayas additional priority areas are #Shelter #Basic-Needs # Livelihood, and establishing additional #Government support.
MARCH 2014: It’s been a few months since Typhoon Haiyan caused catastrophe in Eastern Visayas, Philippines. There’s still much work to be done for early recovery, education, and livelihood.
During the month of November 2013 CEPI pledged $30K in donations to aid and assist with education, re-construction, and micro-finance to survivors. So far our organization has donated nearly $4,000.00 USD but $26,000 USD is still forthcoming so that we can fulfill our pledge. Here are a few photos of our work in progress.
NOVEMBER 2013: According to The Humanitarian Response, Philippines Network 1,126,506 houses are totally damaged, 10,697 Barangays are affected, 3.88 million people remain displaced from their homes, of whom nearly 102,000 are living in evacuation centers.
Millions of people need support to repair, re-construct, and build make-shift shelters & schools. This includes (CEPI's) Tools for School Kids Abroad (TFSKA) Program. Early Recovery and Education aid is vital. Please pledge your support. You can contact me directly via the HRP Network to set up coordination or support projects that assist us in providing vital aid to children and families in the Philippines.
Catastrophic loss occurred when Typhoon Haiyan passed through the Province of Leyte which includes the Capital City of Tacloban and surrounding municipalities, Palo, Samar and thousands more in Eastern Visayas on November 8th, 2013 destroying hundreds of thousands of homes, taking lives, and demolishing infrastructures.
CEPI's Tools for School Kids Program was started in Leyte during April, 2010 and suffered a total loss. More importantly, we know that livelihoods can only be restored through food securities, medical supplies, clean water, and sanitation. With your help survivors receive essential care packages that are necessary to rebuild livelihoods and restore communities.
Did you know that CEPI is a registered organization with the Humanitarian Response, Philippines and USAID’s Center for International Disaster Networks? You can contact us via email, on our Facebook Page, or follow us @cepinys for the most current information.
If you wish to mail donation directly to CEPI:
Tax-ID Number is 27-1856082 c/o CEPI or, use PayPal
Other ways you can help are to donate air miles, time organizing campaigns, and helping survivors locate family members.
Looking for#FamilyMember or #LovedOne? Click the Google People Finder Link http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda