How to Help Typhoon Victims

International organizations launch relief efforts in the Philippines in the aftermath of Supertyphoon Haiyan

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Families of indigenous Filipino Badjao seek refuge inside a gymnasium turned into an evacuation center during a heavy downpour brought by Supertyphoon Haiyan in the Philippines' Cebu province on Nov. 8, 2013

Updated Monday, Nov. 11, 11:15 a.m.

Rescue and recovery organizations from around the world are pouring into the storm-battered Philippines, where Supertyphoon Haiyan, also known as Yolanda, inflicted widespread devastation. Up to 10,000 people are feared dead in the aftermath of the storm, which made landfall on Friday as one of the worst on record in the typhoon-prone nation. Nongovernmental organizations and charities are mobilizing to coordinate relief efforts, while much of the country waits without power, water or communications. Here’s how you can help:

If you’re looking or have information on a missing person, Google Person Finder has launched a Typhoon Yolanda page. A Google Crisis Map is also available for evacuation and relief information.

The mGive Foundation is collecting donations from U.S. wireless subscribers, who can text AID to 80108 to give a $10 donation to the organization’s Philippines Typhoon Diaster Relief Fund. Charges will appear on the user’s wireless bill or will be deducted from a prepaid balance. Text STOP to 80108 to stop or HELP for assistance. Full terms are available here.

UNICEF is supporting relief efforts by helping displaced families find access to shelter, clean water, food and vaccines and airlifting $1.3 million of additional supplies from its Copenhagen warehouse. You can donate online, call 1-800-367-5437 or text RELIEF to 864233.

The Philippine Red Cross is providing a tracking service for family members looking for missing people. The organization is accepting donations on its website (100 PHP = $2.30) and is looking for volunteers to help assemble relief packages at its headquarters in Manila.

The American Red Cross has also activated a family-tracking service for those looking for a missing family member in the Philippines. Donors can send a check to their local chapter, indicating “Philippines Typhoons and Floods” in the memo line.

The World Food Programme is mobilizing 40 metric tons of high-energy biscuits and additional relief supplies, but it is also accepting donations online or by calling 1-202-747-0722 or +39-06-65131 from outside the U.S.

CARE is accepting donations on its website and has deployed workers to the Philippines to assist with emergency relief. You can donate by phone at 1-800-521-2273 or +1-404-681-2252 for international calls.

Oxfam has emergency responders on the ground to assist with relief support. The organization is asking for contributions to its Typhoon Haiyan Relief and Recovery Fund online.

International Medical Corps is also on the ground to help assess damage and is accepting donations on its emergency-response page for Haiyan relief.

ChildFund International is distributing clean water, food, blankets and other emergency aid items. Staff members are also setting up child-centered spaces in evacuation centers to offer counseling and relief for children and their families. Donate online.

Doctors Without Borders has had 15 members of an emergency team in Cebu since Saturday. The organization is sending more staff to assist with medical and psychological treatment as well as items such as medical kits, vaccines and hygiene kits over the next few days. An additional cargo with an inflatable hospital and medical material is being prepared to leave later this week. Donate online.

The International Rescue Committee has also dispatched a team of aid workers to assist in assessing the damage and providing access to clean water and hygiene and sanitation needs. The organization is asking for donations online.

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TammyCorbett
TammyCorbett

The Christian Children's Fund of Canada is working together with its Alliance partner, ChildFund International, providing relief materials to the Typhoon victims in the Philippines affecting more than 11 million people.

The victims of this natural disaster are in need of food, blankets, household supplies, hygiene kits, shelter and clean drinking water.

To donate to the CCFC Typhoon Haiyan Emergency Relief Fund, visit: http://www.ccfcanada.ca/typhoon-haiyan-emergency-relief-for-philippines

sandydj
sandydj

Hi my name is Sandra,and i am a pta president of a elementary school in the bronx p.s.48 and have donations on kids and baby clothes and can get more but would like to know more info on where and who to send them to.

Preacher3
Preacher3

Hi,  

          My wife, lives in the Philippines, in the Cavite area. We are retired couple and wish to help if we can any mother and child from the disaster area by providing room and board.  In a effort to help in a practical way ,with what we have.  Does anyone know how we can help in this manner.  We believe every little bit can help where there is so many in need.  

Rev. G. Manzanares/Gonzales    

piabeatriz
piabeatriz

thanks to all of you expressing help in any way you can for my countrymen, am so touched with all the support that is pouring in - am living here in Dubai UAE for 7 years now... The  lives with these natural calamities has become a way of life back home but with you all & God with us, we will make it through... 

Sofia 

JamieMcGrath
JamieMcGrath

Hi,

    I am a fit & healthy 35 Man from the UK. I am willing to sponsor myself & make my way to the Philippines & help in any way i can.  Unfortunately my background is  in Business, so have no Aid relief skills but would get on a plane tomorrow.


Please anyone contact me if you know of any Charities that require boots on the ground. arckent@gmx.com


Jamie

ebeitia83
ebeitia83

hey guys, I was asking the same question in regards of up and leaving my current state to help out those in great need in the Philippines and i found this organization (HANDS.ORG) that was initiated to help after the earthquake nearby in October. 

They are currently attempting to shift the program to help the Haiyan victims but you can still sign up and wait and see what they propose.


Hands.org

good luck

Eric

LeeGamble
LeeGamble

hi my name is lee gamble,i live in england and really want to go to the philippines to help in any way i can,my background is in engineering demolition and cooking of all things, im a fit and active 46 yr old and would like to know where to start,any info would be gratefully accepted.i can leave imediately

MichaelDalupo
MichaelDalupo

in regards to donating please consider a grassroots organizations like NAFCON National Alliance for Filipino Concerns http://www.nafconusa.org for Typhoon relief Effort..thank you

SimonaVanecek
SimonaVanecek

I am CPR certified, Old member of Sheriff's Search and Rescue. Very hard worker and extremely compassionate. I would be honored to join a team to help if at all possible.

JoPaulineMejia
JoPaulineMejia

@JamieMcGrath 

Hello sir, I just want to thank you so much for your kind words. Im 18 years old and is devastated to see my home destroyed. I also live in the UK and can't able to go back or do anything to help and it kills me, but people like you give me hope. So thank you again!