Donate for #Haiyan Rebuilding Effort #ReliefPH

Here’s one way you can help in the rebuilding efforts in the communities that Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) has devastated:

www.unitedway.org/philippines

Message posted via Facebook of Rapa Lopa, Exec. Director of the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP):

To our friends in the United States of America and other countries who have expressed their desire to help out the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), you can now send funding support through the United Way Worldwide donation platform. The Philippine Business for Social Progress is the United Way affiliate in the Philippines.

To my friends in the US, please share this link to your respective networks there.

Sincerely appreciate all your concern, support and prayers!

UNITED, We will rebuild Lives!
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United Way Worldwide Disaster Rebuilding Fund Activated to Support Communities Affected by Typhoon in the Philippines

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you to everyone across our network who has reached out with offers of support for our team in the Philippines. United Way Worldwide has been in contact with Rapa Lopa and his team at Philippine Business for Social Progress (United Way in the Philippines). We are pleased to report that they are safe and working hard to identify and address both the immediate and long-term needs in the affected areas.

To that end, we have reactivated the United Way Worldwide Disaster Rebuilding Fund. The fund will be allocated to our partners in the Philippines, and contributions will be tax deductible for donors in the United States. We encourage you to promote this fund in your communities.

www.unitedway.org/philippines

We have also heard from several corporate partners interested in providing financial support. If you are approached by a company interested in making a contribution greater than USD 2,500.00, they may do so by contacting United Way’s International Donor Advised Giving team at 703-836-7112 x128 or via email at IDAG@unitedway.org.

If you have any additional questions, please email Paul Metcalfe, Director, Investor Relations, South East Asia and Pacific , or Alex Rodriguez, Manager of International Communications.

Thank you,

Joe Haggerty
Chief Operating Officer
United Way Worldwide

Top Links for Typhoon #Haiyan #YolandaPH Rescue and Relief Efforts

Why the Philippines needs your help.

Check out this link showing the difference between Hurricane Katrina and Super Typhoon Haiyan – HOW TYPHOON HAIYAN COMPARES TO HURRICANE KATRINA

Summary of the extent of the damage – Worst disaster to hit PH

An example of what happened on the ground – Daughter’s last words: ‘Ma, just let go… Save yourself’

Interactive map showing the path of Haiyan – Mapping the Destruction of Typhoon Haiyan

Map showing before and after pictures of Tacloban – Before and After Typhoon Haiyan

Here are the main links I’ve found that summarize rescue and relief efforts following the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda), I’ll update it as I find more:

1) I really found this note by Undersecretary Manuel Quezon helpful – #RescuePH #ReliefPH and #YoladaPH: What’s going on, what you can do

2) The list that Rappler compiled is also quite comprehensive – #ReliefPH: Victims of Typhoon Yolanda need your help

3) For people outside the Philippines, this list by HuffingtonPost shows how you can help – Following Philippines Typhoon Haiyan, Here’s How You Can Help

4) List by CNN – How to help Typhoon Haiyan survivors

5) Crisis tools for Typhoon Yolanda – Google Asia Pacific Blog: Crisis tools for Typhoon Yolanda

6) List by NBCNews – How to help: Organizations offering relief to Typhoon Haiyan survivors

7) Business promotions to help victims – Businesses For #YolandaPH Relief

7) United Way Worldwide Disaster Rebuilding Fund Activated to Support Communities Affected by Typhoon in the Philippines

Useful reminders when packing in-kind donations:

Let’s all unite to help the affected communities. Thank you!

PS – List of countries who have donated – Number of nations sending aid for ‘Yolanda’ victims growing