As you watch the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines you are likely wondering what you can do to help halfway across the world. One of the things you can do is to give to a trusted organization that is already on the ground doing relief work, but more importantly doing relief work in the name of Jesus Christ.
Below are two great Christ based organizations that you can give through.
A Samaritan’s Purse disaster response team is in the Philippines to help in the aftermath of one the strongest storms ever recorded Super Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central Philippines, causing widespread destruction and killing thousands.
Give To Help Typhoon Victims The storm—one of the most powerful ever recorded—slammed into the island of Leyte early Friday morning with sustained winds reported as high as 195 mph and gusts up to 230 mph, flooding coastal communities. It triggered landslides, uprooted trees, and destroyed homes and entire communities as it quickly moved across the archipelago.
Officials fear that up to 10,000 people could be dead in the city of Tacloban alone. Reports indicate that almost 650,000 people have been displaced.
Currently electricity is out in major cities. According to CNN.com, nearly half a million people were forced out of their homes due to the storm. This storm has rendered thousands of children and families displaced and helpless, in need of urgent help.
You can help. Donate to the Disaster Relief and Stability fund today.
When you give to this fund, you help Compassion provide the relief, recovery, and rehabilitation that is vital to restore families affected by this massive storm.
Your gift makes possible interventions such as:
- emergency food and water, temporary shelters, personal items, cooking utensils, trauma counseling and spiritual support
- replacing clothing, school supplies and household items
- restoring supplies a family needs for earning income
- providing continued counseling and support as needed
Feed My Starving Children
Half a million MannaPack™ meals from Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) are already being distributed to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines, and additional 2.5 million meals have been requested by humanitarian organizations working in the region. The Philippines is the third-largest recipient of meals from Feed My Starving Children on an ongoing basis.
With three partners working in the Philippines every day, our food can quickly get where it’s needed most when disaster strikes,” says Matt Muraski, Director of International Programs at Feed My Starving Children. “All three partners are mobilizing their meal inventories for this disaster, and two of them—Convoy of Hope and Risen Savior Missions— have asked us to ship at least nine additional cargo containers, or 2.5 million meals, as soon as possible.”
Muraski says he expects the requests to climb as partners of FMSC assess the need. Typhoon Haiyan roared through the central Philippines for 48 hours over the weekend, reportedly killing 10,000 people, leaving 600,000 displaced, and destroying rice and coconut crops that will take months, if not years, to replace.
Not only is there an urgent need for short-term food relief, but also for long-term supplies as Filipinos rebuild their local food sources,” says Muraski. “For months to come, Feed My Starving Children will need volunteer meal-packers and generous donors to meet increased need from the Philippines, while continuing to serve nearly 50 other nations where we have promised meals this year.”