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Grand Rapids organization seeks donations for super typhoon victims
Grand Rapids organization seeks donations for super typhoon victims

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—A Grand Rapids organization is already organizing relief for the victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Haiyan slammed into the Philippines Friday, November 8, setting off landslides, ripping roofs off homes and leading to at least four deaths. 

“Haiyan is the strongest Typhoon to hit the Philippines in 2013,” said Wayne de Jong, World Renew Director of Disaster Response and Rehabilitation. “While it is still too early to know the full extent of the damage, it could be the most damaging storm of the past century, with devastation matching or surpassing that of Typhoon Bopha which ravaged the Philippines in 2012.”

Fortunately early warning systems helped 720,000 people safely evacuate before the storms and resources have been stockpiled.  But long-term supplies are needed.

World Renew is teaming up with local organizations and the Integral Alliance to collect donations to help millions of people who will have long term needs.  The organizations plan to provide food, water, temporary shelter, bedding and hygiene kits to some of the 12 to 18 million people affected by Haiyan. If you’d like to donate, visit the organization’s website or mail a check marked “Philippines Typhoon Haiyan” to:

World Renew US
2850 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49560
Tel: 1-800-552-7972