We cannot control the natural forces and processes of nature.
Blossomwood Foundation addresses immediate needs while working on the ground where deadly disaster happened. We team up with local residents and sometimes grassroots NGO’s to help us with logistics, transportation, and additional contacts.
We actively participate during the distribution of our supplies to make sure everything gets to the people who need it the most. We are also strongly against any kind of “middle man” involvement. While on the ground, we’re evaluating the situation from the very first hour and purchase basic necessities, hygiene and medical supplies at local wholesale or other less expensive stores, if available.
We have also attended several UN Cluster meetings where we shared information and developed precise, targeted strategies to find and directly help the ones in most need.
We are efficient and very effective.
When we are on the ground, there is no time to converse… Immediate, targeted action is the best strategy of all.
We collect necessary supplies all year long to make sure we have as much as possible for each destination.
When disaster happens, we search and contact prospective grassroots NGO’s (where available) and enlist the help of local residents.
We promote our efforts through social media, as well as local TV and radio stations to bring awareness to the community.
We place posters in our medical office for our patients to see and give them an opportunity to donate.
We purchase tickets from our personal funds and with the help of volunteers, pack highly needed supplies for departure.
Upon reaching our final destination, we coordinate with the local partner(s) and form the most efficient strategy possible, often making needed adjustments as we go.
We work tirelessly, clearly understanding our time limitations, often sustaining 18-20 hour work days.