How You Can Help People Impacted by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
As people in the Philippines struggle to recover from the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan on November 15, humanitarian organizations are mobilizing to provide relief to those affected.
The caring people that work at Goodwill® member agencies in the United States, Canada, and 13 other countries including the Philippines, send their thoughts and prayers to the people impacted by the massive storm.
As Goodwill’s mission is to generate opportunities for people to achieve economic stability and build strong families and vibrant communities through community-based job training and employment placement programs, we encourage you to contact and support your choice of the following agencies that are providing immediate, broad-based humanitarian relief to the people of the Philippines:
- Action against Hunger is an international relief organization that has teams in the Philippines assessing needs and preparing drinking water and survival kits. They are also setting up mobile water treatment plants, bladders for distributing clean water, and emergency pumps and filtration systems. Learn how to fund Action Against Hunger’s direct relief efforts.
- Catholic Relief Services is accepting donations on its website as it begins moving supplies and staff to respond to the typhoon.
- ChildFund International is distributing clean water, food and other household items to victims, and setting up child-centered spaces in evacuation centers to provide counsel and relief to children and families.
- Convoy of Hope has mobilized several shipping containers filled with food and supplies to the Philippines, and are deploying a secondary relief team that will bring in 100 water filtration units to help provide clean water. Access a dedicated page for supporting its on-the-ground efforts in the Philippines.
- Direct Relief has shipped 1.5 tons of medicine, nutritional supplements and first aid supplies to the Philippines and hope to ship more with the help of donations.
- Global Volunteer Network’s core-competencies revolve around longer term development (rather than crisis intervention). and it is raising funds to help fund a volunteer mission (or missions) once the immediate direct relief efforts have subsided. It is also raising direct relief funds to be distributed through its long-time partner organization in the Philippines
- Habitat for Humanity plans to offer shelter repair kits for families who need to re-build their damaged houses.
- International Medical Corps deployed an emergency response team of medical personnel and sanitation experts to the Philippines to and is accepting donations in order to ship medicine, clean water and food.
- Medical Teams International has resolved to immediately dispatch enough medical kits and supplies to provide basic medicine for 10,000 people over a three month period.
- Mercy Corps is accepting donations on its website as emergency responders move food, water, shelter and other supplies to the region.
- National Alliance for Filipino Concerns has created a disaster relief fund for victims in the Philippines.
- Operation USA said it will allocate donations directly to relief and recovery efforts.
- Oxfam America staff members in the Philippines are assessing the extent of the damage from the storm and ready to deploy water and sanitation materials to affected areas. Access a dedicated page for funding relief efforts in response to Typhoon Haiyan.
- Save the Children is mounting disaster relief efforts to help children and families in the region with emergency assistance.
- Team Rubicon is a disaster relief organization comprised primarily of military veterans. These former servicemen and women repurpose their military training to carry out humanitarian relief missions in response to natural disasters. A team of 15 specially qualified Team Rubicon team members are helping facilitate search and rescue efforts and to provide medical triage at a field hospital in Tacloban.
- The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has begun collecting donations for relief efforts.
- The American Red Cross has launched a family tracing service among other aid operations. If you are unable to reach a family member in the Philippines, you can contact your local chapter of the American Red Cross to initiate a tracing case.
- The International Rescue Committee has launched a $10 million appeal and sent an emergency team to Manila that has already started to work on the ground.
- The Philippine Red Cross has mobilized teams on the ground to help with rescue and relief operations.
- The Salvation Army says 100 percent of money donated online or by text messaging will be used to sort, ship and distribute donated goods for the relief effort.
- UNICEF is taking donations to help provide children with shelter, clean water, nutrition and vaccines.
- World Vision said it will provide food and water to those in evacuation shelters. Representative said it is putting together resources to assist 1.2 million people, including food, hygiene kits, emergency shelter and protection.
- The United Nation’s World Food Program is providing direct relief by mobilizing food supplies for the people of the Philippines. A dedicated donation page will accept contributions for its emergency food distribution efforts in the Philippines.
GuideStar enables donors to make better decisions by providing comprehensive information about nonprofits. View GuideStar’s Helping Taiphoon Haiyan Survivors to better understand how your donation to disaster relief and recovery efforts in the Philippines can be most effective.
NOTE: We will continue to provide updates to this page.