Dec 5, 2013
Four weeks ago, Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest recorded storms to ever make landfall, devastated the Philippines. Here are a couple of organizations that are helping provide calamity assistance and long-term rehabilitation:
Feed the Hungry, Inc.
Feed the Hungry aims to uplift the spirit and well-being of the poorest of the poor, the abused and the desolate through feeding, community and economic development, gift giving, educational scholarships and classroom building, and calamity relief and emergency medical assistance programs. The organization is raising money to provide lifesaving rations to typhoon survivors. Click here to donate.
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON)
NAFCON is a national multi-issue alliance of Filipino organizations and individuals in the United States serving to protect the rights and welfare of Filipinos by fighting for social, economic, and racial justice and equality. To donate to relief efforts and join Taskforce Haiyan, a network of U.S. organizations that are coordinating emergency relief and rehabilitation efforts, click here.
"More than 5,000 lives were lost, 4.4 million people have been displaced and left homeless, and $547 million in agriculture and infrastructure was destroyed," said Darren Shiroma, executive assistant to AFA-CWA's president and CWA's representative on the APALA executive board. "Both National Alliance for Filipino Concerns and Feed the Hungry have been verified and endorsed as reputable organizations with representatives on the ground and within the communities affected in the Philippines. Feed the Hungry certifies 100 percent of each donation goes to relief efforts since volunteers spend their own monies to purchase airfare and supplies while on travel."