Thanks to the generosity of many around the world, World Relief has raised the needed funding to complete our Typhoon response efforts. We are no longer in need of funding to support those projects, however, you can still give to our “urgent needs” fund by clicking on the donate button. This enables us to serve the most vulnerable around the world as they face violence, starvation, illness and other preventable, but life threatening challenges at the hand of extreme poverty.
Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with some of the strongest winds ever measured and as many as 5000 are counted dead, 12 million families are affected, 950,00 displaced and 250,000 houses destroyed. The Philippines are suffering from lack of water, food, sanitation, shelter and household items and supplies. Many are suffering trauma and injuries. Please join World Relief in responding to this crisis.
Gifts Urgently Needed: Typhoon Haiyan Rapid Response Fund
World Relief is partnering with long-term partner, Philippine Relief and Development Services, Inc. (PHILRADS), the relief and development arm of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches (PCEC) to provide assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan. PHILRADS has already mobilized and deployed rapid assessment teams, supporting local churches and collaborated with government organizations, faith-based organizations and churches to coordinate the disaster response. BUT MORE HELP IS NEEDED.
Through our Typhoon Haiyan Rapid Response Fund, PHILRADs and World Relief will focus its Phase One relief efforts to unreached areas beyond the damaged roads and bridges—which includes Palo, Abuyog, La Paz, Mahaplag, Macarthur, St Bernard, San juan, Starita, Tarangnan, Pagsanghan, the city of Tacloban and Ormoc. This initial response will provide:
- 7,000 households with emergency food/relief packages
- temporary shelters
- materials to help rebuild 50 destroyed church buildings (lumber, plywood, nails, G.I. sheets and cement)
- support for on-the-ground coordination efforts and ongoing logistics for a disaster operation center
World Relief is sending technical staff to the Philippines to support PHILRADS, who will supervise the project in close collaboration with Pastors and volunteers from local churches. Local Pastors/local churches will provide the manpower, facilities and the vehicles for the work, but fuel and materials to support the relief effort (see above) will be provided by generous gifts from World Relief supporters.
By giving to our Typhoon Haiyan Rapid Response Fund, you enable us to rapidly deploy front-line help and resources to the most vulnerable during this crisis. The more we raise, the more we can help. Thank you in advance for your support.
We will continue to update this web page with information about our response as it progresses.
Please Join Us in Prayer
Please join us in prayer for the victims and their families; that the lost would be found, the sick would be healed, that the God of all comfort would be with those who grieve, and that miraculous restoration would come following this tragedy. Please also pray for the safety of the individuals who are risking their lives to provide critical assistance.