Typhoon Devastates Philippines: Donations Urgently Needed to Help Victims
Salesian missionaries in the Philippines have reported that works in Cebu and Manila are functioning and have lines of communication and are able to coordinate a response. They are still waiting to hear from Salesian-supported communities that were in the direct path of the hurricane—and remain without any lines of communication.
In addition to preparing the distribution of life-saving aid, Salesian buildings that withstood the storm have been opened to the communities to offer shelter. Families are sleeping in gymnasiums, and classrooms have been converted into safe havens for the homeless.
Salesian Missions has launched an emergency fund to support the relief efforts of Salesians in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
Donations are urgently needed to get food, water and other life-saving supplies to the victims. Since the Salesians were already working in the affected communities, they were able to begin responding immediately. But they need additional help. As they work to prepare an initial 30,000 food packages to help victims, they are reaching out for support so they may continue to help those in need.
People are in desperate need of assistance, many having just survived the Oct. 15 earthquake. With your help, Salesian Missions can help deliver life-saving aid to vulnerable children and families affected by these natural disasters.
Salesians have been working to help vulnerable children and families in the Philippines since 1950.