Kealani Gomez-Poland via Crowdrise
November 22, 2013
One of the worst storms in recorded history has slammed the Philippines – causing appalling destruction and loss of life. Cities have been completely gutted. Buildings lie in ruins. Thousands were killed. Millions more are rapidly running out of clean water, food, and other essentials.
I will be running the Berkeley Half Marathon on November 24th in memory of all who have lost their lives, lost a loved one, and to empower others to help those in need. Please feel welcome to join this team or donate what you can. All donations will go directly to CARE. I have personally contacted both CARE & Crowdrise on the back end to make sure that funds go directly to the Typhoon relief. Please see info below on CARE and feel free to contact me directly with any questions. THANK YOU!
CARE's emergency response teams are coordinating with local partners in the Philippines to provide food, water, shelter and health care for those in need.
CARE's History in the Philippines:
CARE has a long history in the Philippines that stretches back to 1949, when we distributed CARE Packages in response to desperate conditions following World War II. More recently, we've helped communities prepare for disasters and provided emergency relief when disaster strikes. We were there in 2009 when typhoon Ketsana hit and again in 2012 when typhoon Bopha ripped through the country.