Collecting for Philippines Relief
Dates for Collection: Nov. through Nov. 2013
How You Can Help
· 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
You can bring in canned goods to help feed the victims.
Towels and Blankets and other Non-Perishable Personal Hygiene Items
There is a great need for items to aid in sanitation and hygiene.
Clothing and Flip-flops
Clothing and shoes are urgently needed for the victims. Also acceptable are shoes such as Crocs that will not get ruined by water and are durable.