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.