National Football League (NFL) Filipino-American player Camryn Bynum visited the Philippines for the first time with his family to help victims of Typhoon Agaton in Baybay, Leyte, the hometown of his relatives in the country.
Typhoon Agaton (International name: Megi) caused heavy rains as well as extreme flooding and landslides in Leyte province and several parts of the country last April but communities are still reeling from the impact of the disaster.
The Minnesota Vikings cornerback teamed up with non-profit organization New Life Community Care Foundation (NLCOM) to organize relief efforts for families in Baybay, one of the areas in the province hardest hit by the tropical cyclone this year.
Bynum, born to a Filipino mother, was able to personally respond to communities devastated by the typhoon in Leyte, the hometown of his great grandmother.
The Fil-Am athlete flew to the Philippines for the first time to participate in the outreach in June 2022 after organizing the GoFundMe initiative for victims of Typhoon Agaton in the Philippines.
The NFL player of Filipino descent and the organization were able to give out a total of PhP 460,000 pesos in cash aid as well as distribute 465 relief food bags for victims of the typhoon. The organization also brought psychological first aid to 100 adults and nearly 200 kids in the area to aid in their recovery from the natural disaster.
Bynum also added a $10,000 donation of his own to support the cause and earlier encouraged his friends and supporters to donate to the outreach program.
Bynum said he was happy to make a difference and give back to the needy Filipino communities in the province.
“So blessed to be able to give back to all the families, all the kids out here. The most fun I had was just meeting all the kids, hopefully changing some lives, being able to talk to them and hear their stories,” Camryn Bynum said in the video shared by New Life Community Care Foundation on Instagram.
American athletes of Filipino descent who gave back to their communities include the Houston Rockets’ Jalen Green and NBA superstar Jordan Clarkson.
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