News Alert!!: Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief.

News Alert!!: Philippines: Super Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief.

Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines on Friday, November 8th, 2013 bringing death and destruction to millions of people.

Super Typhoon Haiyan reportedly was an extreme Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 315 kph (195 mph) and gusts as strong as 380 kph (235 mph).

The Philippine Red Cross estimates that at least 1,200 people were killed by Super Typhoon Haiyan and the International Committee of the Red Cross are fearing an estimate 10,000 people may be died nationally.

The destruction and damage is reportedly widespread across the Philippines stretching over 1,120 miles with the powerful winds blowing across an area the size of Germany.

Many houses and buildings were leveled, trees are snapped, roads are damaged, and communities are inundated with floodwater.

An estimated 9.5 million people are affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan including over 620,000 people displaced from their homes.

Many people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan are without food or clean water and the globe for help.

Many caring volunteers and disaster relief organizations are coming together to help the people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

You can help the people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan by volunteering with and donating to trusted and verifiable charity and volunteering organizations.

**** The following is ways you can help the people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan: ****

– United Nations Children’s Fund (U.N.I.C.E.F.) staff in the Philippines is being repositioned to provide emergency aid and the organization is gearing up to deliver supplies to children and their families.

Donations can be made online or text: RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.00.

http://www.unicefusa.org/

– CARE teams are on the ground in the Philippines and the organization plans to provide emergency relief to thousands of families.

Donations can be made online or call: 1 (404) 681-2552 or 1 (800) 521-CARE.

http://www.care.org/

http://www.care.org/emergencies/typhoon-haiyan

http://www.care.org/newsroom/press/press-releases/typhoon-haiyan-care-responds

– World Vision is mobilizing over 500 staff around the country to respond to Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Donations are accepted online and the organization also lets you sponsor a child in the Philippines.

Live Homepage

http://www.worldvision.org/news-stories-videos/typhoon-haiyan-philippines

– The American Red Cross has volunteers spread throughout the region and accepts donations online.

You can also mail a check to your local American Red Cross chapter designating Philippines Typhoons and Flood in the memo line.

http://www.redcross.org/

http://www.redcross.org/news/article/Typhoon-Haiyan-Disaster-Alert

http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations

– The United Nations (U.N.) World Food Programme is urging Americans to make donations to support its emergency food relief after Super Typhoon Haiyan.

You can donate online or text: AID to 27722 to donate $10.00.

http://wfpusa.org/

– Save the Children is mounting disaster relief efforts to help children and families in the disaster effected areas.

Donations can be made online or text: DONATE to 20222.

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.8D6E/Official_Site.htm

– AmeriCares is deploying medical aid and a relief team to Philippines, and says an emergency shipment with enough medical aid for 20,000 survivors is already on its way.

http://www.americares.org/who-we-are/newsroom/news/monster-cylone-typhoon-haiyan-yolanda-strikes-philippines.html

– The Philippine Red Cross has deployed staff and volunteers across the region.

You can easily make a donation through organization’s website.

http://www.redcross.org.ph/

http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate

– Salvation Army’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts.

To donate to the Salvation Army’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts, visit their website or text: TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10.00 and reply YES to confirm your donation.

The organization uses 100% of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief.

http://salvationarmyusa.org/

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/TyphoonHaiyan

– If you are searching for someone in the Philippines area that is in your family or a friend?

Google has launched a person finder for the storm, also known as Yolanda in the Philippines, where you can try and find out someone’s whereabouts or enter your own information.

http://google.org/personfinder/2013-yolanda

Before you volunteer and donate to a charity and volunteering organization, always do your homework on the charity and volunteering organizations you wanting to volunteer with or donate to.

Never give out your person information and money to fake charity and volunteering organizations you do not know of or never heard of.

Please report fake charity and volunteering organizations.

**** The following is ways you can find the right charity and volunteering organizations: ****

– Better Business Bureau:

http://www.bbb.org/us/charity/

– Consumer Reports:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/12/make-sure-your-donation-counts/index.htm

– Internal Revenue Service:

http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Charitable-Organizations

– Guide Star:

http://www.guidestar.org/

– Charity Navigator:

http://www.charitynavigator.org/

– Charity Watch:

http://www.charitywatch.org/ratingguide.html

Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the families, friends, and the people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Please help the people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Thank you for caring and donating to people affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

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