Carole Virtucio via Crowdrise
November 17, 2013
It's been nearly two weeks since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, leaving thousands dead and millions in need of aid.
While Red Cross relief efforts are well underway, blocked roads, destroyed infrastructure and downed communication lines are making the response particularly challenging.
The Philippines, a nation of more than 7,000 islands, faces enormous devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan that produced record strength winds along with high storm surges. Approximately 10 million people across 40 provinces have been affected with as many as 600,000 people displaced and the death toll continuing to rise.
The American Red Cross remains in close contact with the Philippine Red Cross, and more help and assistance will be provided in the days ahead.
People who want to donate to the American Red Cross to support the response for this typhoon can go to redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS.