Collecting for Philippines Relief

Dates for Collection: Nov. through Nov. 2013

How You Can Help

Some Facts

· World Health Organization disaster classification: Category 3, the highest — on par with the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the Haiti earthquake in 2010

· People affected: 12.9 million — 13% of the country's population

· Death toll (reported thus far): 4,460

· People left homeless: 1.9 million

· People outside evacuation centers: 575,378

· People in need of food: 2.5 million

· Amount of area destroyed in the storm's path: 70 to 80 percent

· Homes damaged or destroyed: 281,091

· Amount of homes lost in hardest-hit areas: 90 percent

· Most immediate threats to survivors (in order of urgency): Lack of safe drinking water, no shelter, untreated injuries and illnesses, insufficient food, lack of sanitation and personal hygiene items, lack of household supplies like fuel

-Source: http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/quick-facts-what-you-need-know-about-super-typhoon-haiyan#sthash.Usay0VXt.dpuf


If You Would Like To Donate

If you would like to participate in this collection, we will be coming by on Saturday, November 24th and Sunday, November 25th between the hours of 3-5 PM to pick up items for donation.