Team Bangon Pilipinas via Crowdrise
November 19, 2013
BENEFITING: Catholic Relief Services, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Nov 23, 2013
Super Typhoon Haiyan recently hit central Philippines leaving thousands dead, with thousands more injured & missing, not to mention close to half a million shelters rendered damaged and uninhabitable.
To help in the ongoing relief efforts, our team, in cooperation with The Weeple Army, will do a group run along the San Francisco waterfront on November 23, 2013, culminating with a workout of the day (WOD). Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome! This would kick off our fundraiser, the proceeds of which will be coursed through Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international humanitarian agency based in the United States. CRS has one of the lowest overhead expenditures, 93% of which go directly to programs. It is also a 501(c)3 charitable organization, so all donations are tax-deductible and corresponding receipts will be issued by Crowdrise. Please note that Crowdrise has an optional processing fee (suggested fee is 10% of donation amount) at checkout, but you can change it to whatever you feel is appropriate (even $0) before submitting your donation. Planned CRS support includes the following:
- Emergency Shelter for 32,000 families
- Water Supply and Hygiene for 32,000 families
- Non-food-item kits for 32,000 families
- 45,000 person-days of Cash-for-Work community clean-up and debris removal
- 3,167 Latrines
- 48 bathing cubicles
- 207 water tanks
- 300 waste disposal bins
If you are interested to join the said event, you may either RSVP through our Facebook page, or leave a comment on the appropriate box when you make a donation. We also welcome any questions or inquiries for further information relevant to our fundraiser.
Thank you and may you be blessed a thousandfold for your generosity and kind support!
(*Rise Up, Philippines!)
Photo credit: Romeo Ranoco/REUTERS