The Pitmaster Foundation has helped thousands of Filipinos in need across the country in its first year of providing relentless service to the people.
The Pitmaster Foundation, a national charitable organization with strong ties to communities and institutional partners, is one of the largest private sector sources of medical and financial assistance to the poor.
In its first year, under the leadership of its chairman, Charlie “Atong” Ang, the Foundation moved around the country amid the pandemic to help Filipinos who needed medical assistance, staying true to the meaning of Pitmaster – Providing Indigent Timely Medical Assistance Service and Targeted Emergency Relief.
The foundation has been recognized as being next only to the government’s charity agency in granting direct financial assistance to Filipinos in dire medical need and has been publicly acknowledged by local and community leaders for its efforts to help fight COVID-19 and the hunger, poverty, and loss of livelihood that came with it.
According to its Executive Director, Caroline Cruz, the foundation has already helped nearly 13,000 Filipinos with their dialysis treatments, one of the most financially draining burdens on any family.
It has also given food assistance to close to 350,000 families, a much-needed intervention during the pandemic lockdowns.
The foundation has also been one of the strongest allies of the government in the fight against COVID-19. It has given 5 million facemasks and freezers and has assisted in the vaccination of 9,000 persons.
It is also supporting the government’s vaccination campaign with a nationwide raffle for vaccinated individuals, with prizes worth P20 million.