Donations to Mercy Corps
Mercy Corps is one of America’s most effective and efficient charitable organizations. Mr. He worked with Mercy Corps on several projects in both China and Africa and later served as a member of the Mercy Corps Board of Directors. One of the projects Mercy Corps has been focusing on is helping third world countries recover from disasters, build stronger communities, and find their own solutions to poverty. Those countries include but are not limited to South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Nigeria, and Syria. Mercy Corps helps families turn the many crises facing them into opportunities, such as helping the food crisis, handling disease outbreak, rehabilitating infrastructure, trucking water, and assisting children education.
Mr. He participated in this project, and on a trip to Ethiopia and Uganda, he was shocked by the living conditions the people struggled with. After the Daofeng & Angelia Foundation was founded, Mr. He and his wife made a generous donation to Mercy Corps to promote the program’s ability to execute; the money was mainly used to provide trainings to the local NGO staff.
Puerto Rico is an island territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea. After Hurricane Irma and later Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Puerto Ricans had to endure extremely difficult condition. They had no access to electricity and very limited drinking water resources, and they had to live in damaged houses without roofs. The Daofeng & Angela Foundation made a donation to Mercy Corps and Mr. He also reached out to Mercy Corps to discuss how to help the devastated people. Along with other donations and help received, Mercy Corps was on the ground in early October 2017 to provide Puerto Rico immediate relief, which included delivering meals to vulnerable communities and bringing safe water, energy, emergency cash, tools, household water filters, and portable LED solar powered lanterns. The support Mercy Corps brought to Puerto Rico for the hurricane relief was valuable within such a short time period; however, recovery from the hurricane disaster for the Puerto Ricans is still far from achieved. The Daofeng & Angela Foundation hope Puerto Rico will continue receiving hurricane recovery supports from various organizations, and they believe the residents in Puerto Rico soon be able to lead a normal life again.