Appeal for donations for Haiyan / Yolanda victims.
As you may have heard on the news, the Philippines was hit by a massive typhoon over the last two days. Manila, the capital, was largely spared— but Central VIsayas, a group of islands right at the storm’s path, was not. There are still no telecommunications options with some of the provinces and cities, such as Guiuan, Samar and Tacloban, Leyte. Looting has begun as people are desperate for food, water, and medicine. The death toll is at 1,200 initial estimate by the Philippine Red Cross, but is expected to go up in the coming days.
If you can give anything, please give some to the following organizations as we really need help:
Philippine Red Cross — via PayPal and UShare, currently on the ground for relief efforts and have been very good in the past couple of storms.
PH Residents: Please donate food, medicine, and water to the DSWD. Volunteers are needed to help repackage relief goods for delivery, so please check your local DSWD unit or University for relief drives that you could participate in. Ateneo de Manila University and the De La Salle University will be holding relief drives and are always open for donations, so please give in-kind donations and take some time to help out!
Some pictures of the devastation from BBC can be found here.
If you have family and are looking for them, or if you are in the PH and have information about people, please check and update the following directories:
Information can also be found in the #RescuePH #ReliefPH tag on Twitter and ProjectNOAH.
To give an overview about how bad it is: the gale speeds hit 230mph and wind speed at where the eyewall had sustained winds of 96mph before signal was lost at the station. To put that into perspective, the Concord take-off speed was 250mph.
We have some personal reports that entire villages in Antique province were flattened, and Tacloban airport is now just the runway. This wasn’t a rain-heavy storm and it moved at an incredible speed, so flashfloods and landslides weren’t so much the problem, but the winds were just terrifying and have caused so much damage to infrastructure and lives that we now have thousands upon thousands of displaced people who have no homes to return to.
Please spread and add-on any information you may have!! I will be updating this post with new information when possible.
PH residents: PAG-ASA is monitoring a new low-pressure area off Mindanao. It is likely to dissipate, but PAG-ASA is still watching closely.
Stay safe, everyone.
Update: AIR21 will be holding a relief drive until November 17. They will accept dried/canned food, blankets and clothes, and medicines. They will not be accepting monetary donations.
Update: Manuel Quezon III has a great page detailing all nationwide relief efforts. Please check it out.
- SMART Telecomms has a satellite link up to Tacloban and network restoration is in progress. It’s been going around that communications are horrible around Central Visayas because only 3% of all the cell towers survived.
- PHILIPPINE LA SALLIANS! There is a One La Salle Relief Drive on-going for Typhoon Yolanda Victims, Monetary and in-kind donations are welcome.
A list of survivors as compiled by Leyte 1st District Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez can be found here.
Transmission line updates:
Masbate, Northern Samar, Samar, and Leyte: partially restored
Negros Occidental, Negros Oriental, Iloilo (except Carles, Ajuy, Barotac Viejo, Concepcion, Batad, San Dionisio, San Rafael, and Balasan): restored.
Eastern Samar, most of Leyte: No Communication.
Communications with Tacloban island being restored via Globe and Smart telecomm lines.
Bantayan Island, Cebu is completely isolated.
Capiz and Eastern Samar are badly damaged and have not received relief goods. Hospitals in Tacloban are running on over-capacity and looting has started. In Tacloban, only helicopters are permitted to land as the airport is gone.
Just got word that OCCUPY WALL STREET will be coordinating a relief drive ala Occupy Sandy Hook for victims of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. From a long-time Occupy Wall Street supporter, thank you so much, OWS. The coordination page can be found here.
Updated with missing persons search options via SMS. Please see above.
Please, please, please donate what you can. Any little bit will go a long way for my countrymen. Thank you for your kindness and your time.
“VIBER MESSAGING SERVICE is now operating a temporary service allowing Filipino Users to call non Viber numbers outside the PH for free. To call someone using this service, go to any contact in Viber and tap any of the numbers listed next to "Viber Out. Supported countries can be found here.” - VIBER
Charity Navigator has a list of recommended donation sources here!
Typhoon Haiyan’s done a number on the hearts and homes of our fellow earth-dwellers – and in the spirit of love-thy-neighbor, no matter how far their front doors lie from ours, we've partnered with the Real Medicine Foundation to support their ongoing relief efforts in the wake of the catastrophic storm.
We’re sending 10% of room rates their way for reservations booked with the code REAL at Ace Hotel New York, London, Palm Springs and Downtown Los Angeles for the foreseeable future. Pass it on.
This is an urgent call for your support. Various concerned groups, departments, and associations on the UC Berkeley campus have come together to create and begin mobilization towards the recent occurrences in the Philippines – and we need your help.
The aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) have left many of us devastated. Over 580,000 people have been displaced and over 1,800 deaths have been recorded since the Super Typhoon hit numerous provinces in the central Philippines.
Our goal as a community is to raise $10,000 in monetary donations to be directed towards the immediate relief efforts of the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). Through NAFCON, your donation will be directly sent to national grassroots relief and rehabilitation organizations based in the Philippines.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
PHASE I: THE MESSAGE – #Act4thePhilippines Ribbons at Pil Org Tables on Sproul When: Tuesday, November 12 to Tuesday, November 26 daily, from 10:00am-2:00pm Where: To the right of Sather Gate What: SHOW YOUR SUPPORT by collecting your #Act4thePhilippines Ribbon available upon $2 sliding donations at the multiple Pilipin@ Organization Tables on Sproul. Please stop by and donate, ask us questions, and offer your support!
PHASE II: THE MOMENT – A Moment of Silence for Victims of the Typhoon When: Wednesday, November 20 from 11:00am-11:15am Where: Upper Sproul Plaza What: JOIN US in a Moment of Silence for the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan as we offer a quiet 10 minutes for those who have lost their lives, those who have been displaced, and those who are still struggling to survive.
PHASE III: THE MOVEMENT – A Candlelit Night of Solidarity When: Thursday, November 21 from 4:30pm-6:00pm Where: Upper Sproul Plaza What: STAND IN SOLIDARITY at our Candlelit Night of Solidarity as we honor the lives lost and support those who are struggling to survive in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. Let us gather together as one collective community to raise hope and empowerment in light of this natural disaster. Donations will be accepted upon the reception of candles. The entire campus community is asked to wear WHITE SHIRTS during this event in honor of the victims.
Please spread the word about this community effort by inviting your friends, family members, networks, etc. You can promote these events by using the official hashtag for these efforts: #Act4thePhilippines.
For people abroad who want to donate to Chennai flood relief, I think the easiest method I have found is the Women of Worth foreign donations page. They accept payment in US dollars and other foreign currency I think and you can use Paypal.
Just weeks after a devastating quake shook Nepal, ANOTHER deadly earthquake measuring in at a magnitude of 7.3 has struck the country. Any aid you may be able to offer is more important now than ever. Here is a list of organizations you can donate through to help the relief effort.
i’m sorry to be a bother, but we really need help here… yesterday morning, ef-4 tornados devastated parts of my town (peoria) and completely destroyed neighboring ones (pekin and washington being the big ones), flattening hundreds of homes and leaving thousands homeless (including several people that i know).
six people died.
it’d be greatly appreciated if anyone could donate even a few dollars to the relief efforts. here’s one site you can donate to, and i’m sure others will pop up over the course of today and the next few days. you can also call 1-800-red-cross and ask to donate to the central illinois tornado recovery.
please, if you can spare any money, consider donating to help my friends rebuild their homes and my community get back on its feet.
PENCIL SKETCH COMMISSIONS, ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO DISASTER RELIEF.
like brakes i have donated to relief efforts but with my limited means it’s hard to do more, so…! $5+ will get you a simple full-body sketch or a more detailed waist-up. Detail/number of characters will increase with the amount donated.
if you’re interested, send me a message on Tumblr or e-mail me at email@example.com. You can either send money through PayPal, which will then be donated to NAFCON, or you can donate to an organization of your choice and show me a screenshot of your receipt or something.
Tuscaloosa: the Belk Activity Center shelterneeds clothing, candles, baby care items, personal hygiene items, blankets and pillows. Call 205-345-6640 for more information. Image Makers Salonis the official donation drop off point.
Today marks the two year anniversary of Japan's Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, March 11, 2011. Areas hardest hit are still struggling to repair, rebuild and heal. Remember our human family in Japan and reach out to help. You can donate directly to The Real Medicine Foundation, or pick up a shirt by Kenzo Minami on our shop – 100% of proceeds go to support and relief efforts. Kenzo says this about the shirt’s message:
“It is about ’Re:’ in terms of ‘Reply’ – our reply to the tsunami and our response to Japan (which is this charity itself and collectively to help the world and give on a larger scale). Also, Japan will need a lot of ’Re____’ from now on: 'Rebuild,’ 'Restart,’ 'Reboot,’ 'Recharge’ and more.”
This is worse than a horror film. My heart is breaking for the people of Joplin, MO and Tuscaloosa, AL as they try to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of such great devastation. If you want to help, here are a few paypal links I stumbled upon. Please donate to these families in great need.