Ways You Can Help With Typhoon Relief in the Philippines
11/14/2013 3:31:00 PM
Almost a week ago, Super Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the Philippines, completely destroying towns and villages on many islands. According to CNN, more than 2,300 people have died, more than 3,800 have been injured, many are still missing.
Those that survived the typhoon, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Yolanda, are now fearing for their lives on shore. Millions of people are without food and water, and the shortages are leading desperate people to resort to looting, lawlessness and crime, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Here's how you can help.
American Red Cross of Central Texas
2218 Pershing Drive
Austin, TX 78723
Donate to the American National Red Cross online here, by phone at (512) or (800) 928-4271, by texting REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation via your monthly cell phone bill, by sending a check to the address below with "Philippines Typhoons and Flood" in the memo line, or visiting the office in person.
AmeriCares sent a relief team and two emergency medical modules over to the Philippines, and plan to send more aid. Donate to AmeriCares online here.
Doctors Without Borders is sending 50 additional people to the Philippines in the next couple days. Donate online here, by phone at 888-392-0392 or download a form to donate by mail here.
The Salvation Army puts 100% of disaster donations toward the specific relief effort in question. Donate online here, by texting TYPHOON to 80888 and replying YES to confirm your $10 donation, or by mailing a check with "Typhoon Haiyan" in the memo line to this address:
Salvation Army World Service Office
International Relief Fund
P.O. Box 418558
Boston, MA 02241-8558
According to UNICEF's website, they estimate that more than 40% of people affected by the storm are children. They sent staff to the Philippines and are airlifting in other types of aid, such as nutrition supplements and medical kits. You can donate to UNICEF online here, by phone at 1-800-FOR-KIDS or by text message by texting RELIEF to 864233 to make a $10 donation.
The United Nations World Food Programme is asking for donations to put toward emergency food relief. 100% of the emergency funding collected will go toward helping the people in the Philippines.