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How You Can Help Victims of the Philippines Typhoon

11-11-13

Survivors of the massive typhoon that struck the Philippines are pleading for help as they struggle to find food and water. People from around the world are looking for ways to help. Below is a list of organizations that are collecting money to benefit the typhoon victims.

The American Red Cross:
redcross.org or 800-RED-CROSS.
The local chapter of your Red Cross can help locate family members in the Philippines, which you can check at redcross.org, or call (800) RED-CROSS.

The Philippine Red Cross:
redcross.org.ph
Donate directly to efforts on the ground in the Phillipines

UNICEF:
www.unicef.org/support
UNICEF is taking donations to help provide children with shelter, clean water, nutrition and vaccines. Representatives said its staff in the Philippines is being repositioned to help in relief efforts and 66 tons of emergency supplies are being sent from Copenhagen. An airlift set to arrive on Tuesday will include water purification systems, storage equipment and sanitation supplies.

World Food Programme (WFP):
www.wfpusa.org
The United Nations organization will send food to the Philippines and work with the Filipino government to help with communications and logistics during the crisis. You can donate at www.wfpusa.org or by texting the word AID to 27722 to automatically donate $10.

Save the Children:
Savethechildren.org
Currently working on emergency relief efforts to help families and children.

Habitat for Humanity:
www.habitat.org
Will supply kits to help families repair and rebuild homes that were demolished in the typhoon.

ChildFund International:
www.childfund.org
The organization is handing out clean water, food and other household items to victims of the typhoon as well as setting up specific areas to help children through the aftermath of the typhoon.

Salvation Army:
www.salvationarmyusa.org
The Salvation Army will be making donations to support disaster relief efforts. Donations can be made at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/TyphoonHaiyan or text TYPHOON to 80888 to make a donation of $10.

AmeriCares:
www.americares.org
AmeriCares has launched a Philippines Disaster Relief Fund to help send medical aid — https://secure.americares.org/site/Donation2?df_id=15424&15424.donation=form1.

Oxfam:
www.oxfam.org
Oxfam has sent out emergency responders and is accepting donations for the Oxfam’s Typhoon Hayian Relief and Recovery Fund at https://secure.oxfamamerica.org/site/Donation2?8300.donation=form1&df_id=8300.

ShelterBox:
www.shelterboxusa.org
ShelterBox will be providing families with survival kits and supplies and is accepting donations at http://www.shelterbox.org/donate.php.