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Organizations offer relief to typhoon survivors

Typhoon Haiyan affected more than 9 million people across the Philippines when it slammed into the country on Friday.
Typhoon Haiyan affected more than 9 million people across the Philippines when it slammed into the country on Friday.  

The massive storm killed at least 10,000 people and displaced more than 600,000 others.

The country is in desperate need of clean drinking water, food and shelter.

If you would like to help you can contact the organizations listed below that are providing relief to survivors:
·    The American Red Cross - launched a family tracing service among other aid operations - you can mail a check to your local American Red Cross chapter, with "Philippines Typhoons and Flood" in the memo line - you can click on www.redcross.org <http://www.redcross.org> for local chapter information or www.redcross.org.ph <http://www.redcross.org.ph> to donate directly to the Philippine Red Cross
·    UNICEF is taking donations to help provide children with shelter, clean water, nutrition and vaccines - Donations can be made to UNICEF atwww.unicef.org/support <http://www.unicef.org/support>
·    World Food Programme - a United Nations organization - helping with logistics and emergency communications systems - donations accepted at www.wfpusa.org <http://www.wfpusa.org>  or by texting the word AID to 27722 to instantly donate $10
·    The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has launched a $10 million appeal and sent an emergency team to Manila who have already started to work on the ground. For more information, visit www.rescue.org <http://www.rescue.org>
·    Save the Children - mounting disaster relief efforts to help children and families in the region with emergency assistance. www.savethechildren.org <http://www.savethechildren.org>
·    Catholic Relief Services - accepting donations on its website as it begins moving supplies and staff to respond to the typhoon.  www.crs.org <http://www.crs.org>
·     World Vision - will provide food and water to those in evacuation shelters - one-time donations can be made at www.worldvision.org <http://www.worldvision.org>
·     Habitat for Humanity plans to offer shelter repair kits for families who need to re-build their damaged houses www.give2habitat.org <http://www.give2habitat.org>
·    Operation USA said it will allocate donations directly to relief and recovery efforts www.opusa.org <http://www.opusa.org>
·     National Alliance for Filipino Concerns - created a disaster relief fund for victims in the Philippines www.nafconusa.org
·     The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee has begun collecting donations for relief efforts - to contribute, go to www.jdc.org <http://www.jdc.org>  or call (212) 687-6200
·    Mercy Corps - accepting donations on its website as emergency responders move food, water, shelter and other supplies to the region www.mercycorps.org <http://www.mercycorps.org>





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