We have all been hearing about the massive destruction caused by the typhoon that hit the Philippines in recent days. This fundraiser has been initiated in an attempt to bring attention to the crisis and give us all a chance to help.
As reported by the American Red Cross:
Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) swept across the central Philippines on Friday leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, and significantly stronger gusts, Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year.
The typhoon affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces. Philippine Red Cross volunteers throughout the region are reporting significant damage and a growing death toll, while the full extent of the devastation continues to unfold. Currently, 1,200 evacuation centers are housing more than 330,000 people left homeless by the storm.
What has not been highlighted regularly in the news is that prior to the typhoon, this region also suffered a 7.2 magnitude earthquake 0n October 15, 2013 and another 4.2 magnitude earthquake shortly after the storm on November 11, 2013, further complicating the situation.
Our goal is to raise at least $1,000 by end of the month, November 30, 2013 to contribute to the on-going relief efforts for the victims in the region.
All contributions go through Red Cross. Thank you in advance for any help you are able to provide.