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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Aid to the Philippines

Photo (top) Reuters. Tacloban city
Photo (bottom) AP Tacloban city
More photos: Devastation in Philippines

Last week a super typhoon tore through the Philippines and as many as 10,000 people are feared dead.  The hardest hit area is Tacloban city.  Many former LDS missionaries who served there are trying to help the people they love.  This morning's Standard-Examiner article highlights some of those efforts.  The need is great.  Relief efforts are underway and ever-evolving. Also see Deseret News article.

My sister-in-law is helping to coordinate efforts along with her friend, a former Philippines missionary from the area.  They have met with the Home Depot Regional Director this morning who arranged to have each Home Depot in Utah donate a "kit" with tools to help in the relief effort.  This is just one way people are coming together.  If we all help in little ways, the cumulative affect will be huge.  Relief efforts often focus on specific needs: food, shelter, recovery, etc.  I invite you to consider a donation in one of the following ways:

LDS Church/LDS Philanthropies 

Philippine Red Cross

Running for the Philippines donate will go to feeding the victims through Global Hunger Expedition

See also "Philippines Tacloban Mission (PTM)" Facebook page

Thank you.

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