YPDR Emergency Response Program

By Young Pioneer Disaster Response Cebu, PH

YPDR provides logistical support for maritime rescue operations utilizing the expertise of our Director, Captain Joseph Ferris III, a fifteen year veteran captain of a scientific research vessel and other staff trained in maritime evacuations.

About this campaign

Mission

YPDR strives to ensure that safety, environmental protection, and professional management practices govern our operational programs and procedures as we work to achieve our goals: provide the Island of Bantayan with storm-strengthened shelter and safe and sustainable classrooms, rejuvenate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, manage environmental and economic initiatives, provide training and responsible employment to local residents, and coordinate logistical support with the international aid community in their Typhoon Yolanda response effort.

Overview

YPDR provides logistical support for maritime rescue operations utilizing the expertise of our Director, Captain Joseph Ferris III, a fifteen year veteran captain of a scientific research vessel and other staff trained in maritime evacuations.

Accomplishments

Instituted the island’s first ever emergency communication system to allow the municipalities and NGOs on Bantayan to coordinate effectively in future maritime and other emergencies.
Evacuated 300 people from a stranded ferry off the coast of Bantayan Island.
Provided safe transport in YPDR vehicles for 4 children to Cebu for emergency medical treatment funded by YPDR donors.

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