When a natural disaster hits, does CFCA tell sponsors if sponsored friends are affected?

January 16, 2013 at 9:00 am 2 comments

Ask Sponsor ServicesQ. When a natural disaster hits, does CFCA tell sponsors if sponsored friends are affected?

A. We do our best to inform sponsors personally whenever their sponsored friend has passed away from a natural disaster or any other cause.

We don’t have the resources to contact each individual sponsor if their friends have been evacuated or otherwise affected from a natural disaster. We’re always working to update our records about sponsored friends who were affected: whether they need a new house, for example, or other support we can provide as they recover from tragedies.

Shortly following a natural disaster, CFCA local staff will typically survey the impacted communities and assess if there are specific family needs that CFCA could help address through special funding from donations to the disaster assistance fund or through direct services from our staff.

If your sponsored friend lives in an affected area, please feel free to contact our Sponsor Services team to see whether any specific information about your sponsored friend has been received. We’ll be more than happy to share that with you.

We also post stories on our website whenever disasters strike areas where our sponsored friends live. While these stories generally don’t contain information about specific children or aging friends, they report on the disaster’s impact in the area and how CFCA is helping.

For more information, please email mail@cfcausa.org or call Sponsor Services at (800) 875-6564 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central time.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Joan Erickson  |  February 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I have been sponsoring a Guatemalan boy for nine years but have no idea what part of the country he lives in. He has never told me the name of his community or area so all I can do is wonder and worry.

    Reply
    • 2. Christian Foundation for Children and Aging (CFCA)  |  February 22, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Dear Joan,

      Thank you for your comment, as well as your care and concern for your sponsored friend. By logging into your online sponsorship account, you will be able to view information about your friend and the area they live in.

      Go to “Manage my account” to log in (or register if you need to set up your account), then click the “My Sponsorships” link at the top of the page. There will be a link to your friend’s project right under their name.

      Clicking this link will allow you to read information about the project, the benefits your friend receives, the programs and services available to him, and the area your friend lives in. We hope this will provide you with the information you desire.

      Please let us know if we can be of any further assistance. We greatly appreciate your support!

      ~Sponsor Services

      Reply

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Kansas City, Kansas 66103

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