AmericanHelper was initiated in 2007 by Jim Wenzel and Dave Eastes who visited the Philippines – one to adopt children and one to work with a local corporation. It struck them that poverty, malnutrition, homelessness, and hopelessness could be such a problem from such kind people. As we continued researching the conditions of the population, we found a high percentage of poverty, a high percentage of malnutrition, and an unacceptable level of human trafficking including children.
We then realized that as American businessmen, we are considered wealthy by their terms even though we believed that we lived modestly in the United States. How could there be such a disparity? We believe that, as Christian men, it is our obligation to care for those in need – especially to care for widows and orphans.
By forming this non-profit corporation, we intend to apply the spiritual, physical and financial resources of Americans to help Filipinos in need. Regarding our finances, less than 5% of donations goes towards administration. That means more than 95% of our finances go directly to help Filipinos in need.
By giving a tax-deductible donation to AmericanHelper, you are making a difference in the lives of many citizens of the Philippines. Financial gifts go to providing the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, and education. When delivered, they come with a message of salvation in Jesus Christ. With a new hope in their new life, children can grow to be adults rising above their current situation in poverty.
For further information about AmericanHelper, please feel free to contact us using the ContactUs page on our website, by contacting us through email, social networks or by using our mailing address below:
P.O. Box 241225
Apple Valley, MN USA 55124