How You Can Help Victims of the Devasting Philippines Typhoon
Three days ago, Typhoon ‘Haiyan’, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, slammed into the Philippines killing thousands of people and leaving many people without homes. If you would like to help those affected by this storm, there are several organizations that are providing disaster relief efforts that you can help support to do just that.
The World Food Program is working to bring food to refugees around the world and people facing hardship due to natural disasters. The organization is mobilizing quickly to reach those in need in the Philippines, according to its website, and donations will help provide emergency food assistance to families and children in the area devastated by a typhoon. Click the link below for more details.
The American Red Cross, which responds to about 70,000 natural and man-made disaster each year, is accepting donations to help people affected by the typhoon, according to its website. Donations can be made in honor of or in memory of an individual. Donate by clicking the link below.
AmeriCares is a non-profit emergency response and global health organization. In a statement on its website, AmeriCares says it delivers medical and humanitarian aid to people in need worldwide in times of epic disaster or daily struggle.
The Salvation Army is accepting donations specifically for Typhoon Haiyan. According to a Salvation Army statement, cash donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of disaster survivors without incurring many of the costs associated with sorting, packing, transporting and distributing donated goods. The relief services are funded entirely by donors and the Salvation Army says it uses 100 percent of all disaster donations to support disaster relief operations.
Mercy Corps is deploying emergency responders to the Philippines and will be working with partners on the ground to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of survivors, the organization says on its website. Mercy Corps says donations will help survivors meet their basic needs and begin rebuilding after the typhoon.
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has dispatched an emergency team to the Philippines to respond to basic safe water, hygiene and sanitation needs. The IRC plans to expand its response as determined by needs on the ground.