How to aid typhoon relief efforts

 

Associated Press

Foreign governments and agencies have announced major relief efforts to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Here are some of the organizations and how to contribute:

AmeriCares: Preparing to deploy an emergency-response team to the Philippines. Donations: americares.org.

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee: Collecting contributions for relief efforts. Donations: www.jdc.org.

American Jewish World Service: Will provide aid directly to local groups in the Philippines. Donations: www.ajws.org.

American Red Cross: It has activated its family-tracing services. Donations: Mail a check to a local Red Cross chapter, with “Philippines Typhoons and Flood” in the memo line.

Doctors Without Borders: Has 15 members in Cebu city and will send an additional 50 people in the next few days along with 329 tons of medical and relief supplies. Donations: www.doctorswithoutborders.org/donate .

Lutheran World Relief: Has deployed its local staff to stricken areas and is appealing for $2.5 million to aid its recovery effort. Donations: lwr.org/donate/

Mercy Corps: Will provide food, water, shelter and basic supplies to typhoon survivors. Donations: www.mercycorps.org/typhoon.

Salvation Army: Uses 100 percent of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations to allow responders to immediately meet the specific needs of survivors. Donations: donate.salvationarmyusa.org/TyphoonHaiyan

UNICEF: An airlift set to arrive Tuesday will include water-purification systems, storage equipment and sanitation supplies. Donations: unicef.org/support.

U.N. World Food Program: Will send more than 40 tons of high-energy biscuits and work with the Filipino government to help with logistics and emergency communications. Donations: www.wfpusa.org.

World Vision: Plans to assist 1.2 million people with food, hygiene kits, emergency shelter and protection. Donations: worldvision.org.

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