In order to provide emergency relief for victims of Typhoon Haiyan where 9.5 million people are affected in nine regions across the Philippines and over 600,000 have been displaced, the Greater New Orleans Foundation has opened the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. Proceeds from this fund will go towards organizations offering immediate, emergency relief to areas across the Philippines that are seeking crucial assistance. The Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund will also be used for long-term recovery efforts.
“We know from past disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, the Haiti earthquake, and our own disasters, including the Gulf Coast Oil Spill and Hurricane Katrina, that getting to a state of full recovery takes years,” says Albert Ruesga, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Greater New Orleans Foundation. “We understand the importance of focusing on both short-term and long-term recovery efforts especially in the face of a disaster this catastrophic.”
Philippine officials report approximately 10,000 (spanning 6 separate islands) are feared to be dead. It is expected that Typhoon Haiyan will leave hundreds of thousands of people without permanent shelter and drastically affect people’s livelihoods, especially in fishing and farming communities.
To donate to the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, please click here. Once on the Give Now page, please click the “Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund” radio button in order to continue onto PayPal. If you need further assistance, please contact Donor Relations Manager, Allie Betts, at 504-598-4663 x19 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations to the Fund will be sent to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Typhoon Haiyan Recovery Fund for short and long-term assistance.
Resources on Disaster Relief and Recovery in the Philippines:
NetHope.org (Emergency response tech support)
USAID.gov (Providing urgent disaster assistance to those affected)
InterAction.org (Crisis response for those in need)