Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan - How you can help:

Abject devastation.  Please help the victims and relief efforts of Typhoon Haiyan.  If you're wondering how you can help please donate to any of these relief organizations:
The Philippine Red Cross said it has mobilized teams on the ground to help with rescue and relief operations. Click the link to learn more.
World Food Programme (WFP), a United Nations organization, said it will send more than 40 tons of high energy biscuits and work with the Filipino government to help with logistics and emergency communications systems 
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has launched a $10 million appeal and sent an emergency team to Manila who have already started to work on the ground. For more information, visit
Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) has organized teams of doctors, nurses, surgeons, psychologists, water and sanitation experts and other specialists to respond to the typhoon’s aftermath. The organization is also dispatching nine cargo planes loaded with tons of water, sanitation and medical supplies. 
Save the Children is also mounting disaster relief efforts to help children and families in the region with emergency assistance. 
Catholic Relief Services (Catholic Charities) is accepting donations on its website as it begins moving supplies and staff to respond to the typhoon.
Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity is on the ground helping those in need, and will remain there to help them rebuild. Your help is urgently needed so we can be there whenever disasters strike and wherever people need shelter anywhere in the world. Please give generously.
The Salvation Army is also asking for $10 donations by text. One hundred percent of money donated by sending TYPHOON to 80888 or through their website will be used to sort, ship and distribute donated goods.
Apple has created an option in the iTunes Store allowing iTunes customers to donate, and iTunes will transfer 100 percent of donations to the American Red Cross. Donor support will provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims of all disasters. 

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