Foundation distributes 100 wheelchairs to beneficiaries

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Monday, September 26, 2011


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- The Kapampangan Development Foundation (KDF) distributed over the weekend some 100 wheelchairs to indigent beneficiaries at the Social Action Center of Pampanga (Sacop).

Operation Blessing executive director Dr. Pascual Kim was guest of honor during the event.

KDF president Benigno Ricafort told Sun.Star Pampanga that Operation Blessing has been constantly a faithful partner of KDF in bringing social services to Kapampangan indigents.

KDF is an organization of Kapampangans who live outside of the region; yearning to do their share in its social and economic development. The group boasts of a continuing prosthesis program that gives artificial legs to Pampanga amputees, wheelchairs and medical-surgical missions to amputees.

Ricafort said they aim to target the release of 250 wheelchairs these coming months in a bid to release 500 wheelchairs intended for this year.

KDF also reported that it has released some 327 prostheses legs in the past five years of operation of its Walking Free Pampanga Program.

The group has also established at least 10 rural-based "Well Family Midwife Centers," in partnership with Well-Family Midwife Clinic Partnerships Foundation Inc., Norphil Foundation, Physicians for Peace, and Soroptomist Clubs of Pampanga.

KDF partners have expanded to close to 300 organizations and individuals.

Partner organizations include various Rotary Clubs in Pampanga, Quota International Pampanga, Mother Theresa of Calcutta Medical Center, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Health, Philippine Army, Philippine Air Force, Clark Development Corporation, Physicians for Peace, HAU-Apollo, Operation Smile, Ospital Ning Angeles, Social Action Center of Pampanga, and ShelterBox Philippines, among others. (IOF)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on September 27, 2011.

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