American Red Cross wrote:
"Your gift will help people affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.
With your support, the American Red Cross is mobilizing relief supplies, contributing financial assistance and deploying disaster experts to the Philippines.
Thank you for your support!"
"A small donation goes a long way in the Philippines.
As I watched the news about the typhoon in my ancestral homeland, I felt unable to help those so far away affected by the typhoon. (My family is not from this area -- so none of them were affected. Like many of you, I heard heart-wrenching stories and photos on the news and from friends and their friends and families.) As I trained for my Dec. ultramarathon, The North Face Endurance Challenge SF 50k, I thought the best way for me to help, at this time, would be to run it in memory of those who didn't make it, and for charities who are actively and immediately helping those typhoon survivors in need.
I invite other runners and anyone who wants to support/join this fundraising team and raise awareness for this cause. A donation can be given in memory of a loved one or in lieu of a holiday gift.
Happy Holidays and blessings to those who were affected by the typhoon, and to you and your families. Thank you for your support."
More information on Philippines Typhoon Haiyan and relief efforts on the American Red Cross website.