The Philippine Relief and Development Services, Inc. (PHILRADS) was organized in 1980 as the relief and development arm of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC). Through its partnership with local churches, Christian organizations, the government and other groups. PHILRADS undertakes programs and activities that address the real needs of the people.
PHILRADS through its holistic approach ministry envisions to help bring about God’s vision of a new society, where there is no poor; where there is peace, justice and righteousness; and freedom to worship God, where Christ is Lord of all.
PHILRADS enables local evangelical churches to do holistic ministry for the poor and the needy in order for them to become all that God intends them to be.
PHILRADS offers the following services:
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
PHILRADS prepares and response to disaster prevention, mitigation, preparedness and response, and proving counterpart resources for.
PHILRADS moves beyond relief to development. It puts premium in implementing sustainable development programs, including long term poverty alleviation projects in depressed or disaster stricken communities. Among its development projects are:
• Community health, sanitation and education
• Agricultural and Agro-forestry Development
• Child development
PHILRADS follows up its relief response through housing, livelihood, medical and other assistance to disaster victims to facilitate recovery and restoration to pre-disaster condition.
LEADERSHIP AND INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
PHILRADS strengthens local churches as partners in holistic ministry. It trains and equips local people on organizing and leadership building. It develops and strengthens community-based organizations into a strong and functioning institutions.