How to Help Philippines Typhoon Victims

No more posts today – here are organizations that are sending disaster relief to the Philippines. I’m posting a still from John Ford’s, Hurricane (1937), it cannot begin to suggest the horror or devastation of this storm, or the profound grief we feel, but this is a movie blog, the picture may be slightly inappropriate — but here we are. Please contact the organizations below.

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Philippine Red Cross.

The Philippine Red Cross is accepting donations and coordinating disaster relief on the ground throughout much of the central Philippines. The organization is posting updates on Facebook and Twitter.

WFP | United Nations World Food Programme – Fighting Hunger Worldwide.

The World Food Program, which provides emergency food aid to families and children, is accepting donations online and through PayPal.

UNICEF Philippines.

The Philippine branch of Unicef, the United Nations Children’s Fund, says that children affected by the typhoon need urgent access to drinkable water, medical supplies, food and shelter. It is accepting donations online as part of an emergency typhoon appeal.

Catholic Relief Services

Typhoon Haiyan Response – Catholic Relief Services.

Catholic Relief Services has dispatched a team to the area affected by the storm, but said travel to the most hard-hit cities and towns was “extremely slow” because of damaged infrastructure and debris-clogged roads. It is accepting donations online.

Save the Children

Official Site – Save the Children.

Save the Children is accepting donations online to respond to the needs of children and families. The group said that 10 percent of each donation will be set aside to help prepare for future emergencies.

Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

Doctors Without Borders.

The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders), explains on its website that it has emergency teams in Cebu (the Philippine city with the nearest fully operational airport to the disaster area) and expects “to have a medical team on the ground tomorrow, Tuesday, in Tacloban, a town devastated when the typhoon first struck the coast.”

via How to Help Philippines Typhoon Victims – NYTimes.com.

4 Comments »

  1. Many thanks for this post Vicky! Several relatives from my father’s side live in many of the provinces affected by the typhoon and I still don’t have any word on how they’re doing. 😦

  2. Thank you so much for this Vickie–it was the only post of your that I got while away. I pasted the link with a thank you to you and was thanked in return by others who found it helpful!

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