Ways to Help Typhoon Victims in the Phillipines
There are many organizations and ministries lending aid to those impacted by the storm in the Phillipines. Please pray for the victims and prayerfully consider how and where you can pitch in to those in need:
AMG International : AMG has a large ministry presence in the Philippines, including in the hard-hit Visayas Region. Our field staff there, led by national director Hector Araña, has sprung into action collecting relief supplies, working to establish communication with our partners in the affected areas, and preparing to travel into the disaster zone to assess damage and distribute supplies to the thousands of families AMG serves through our childcare ministries there.is providing relief supplies from our Disaster Relief Fund (www.amgdisasterrelief.org), and funds are urgently needed to sustain this response. You can donate now at www.amgdisasterrelief.org, over the phone at (423) 894-6060, or by mail to AMG International, 6815 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.
HarvestNet International: Gifts through this link will be entrusted to pastors with congregations in the devastated area. Locally based HarvestNET International has over 100 partner churches and ministries in the Philippines.
Compassion International: 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
Samaritans Purse: A Samaritan’s Purse disaster response team is in the Philippines to help in the aftermath of one the strongest storms ever recorded. “Our multinational team is coordinating relief efforts on the Leyte and the neighboring island of Samar, working with local Christians to deliver relief to those most in need. Community water filters, protective tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, and emergency family food packets are being rushed to affected areas.”
SEND International: SEND has set up a Typhoon relief option that will allow people to give to Filipino churches who will aid in disaster relief
MCC: Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, providing funding for relief, supporting an initial assessment team of an MCC partner organization and working with partners to determine needs for longer-term recovery.
CCT: Center for Community Transformation: HOPE International’s local partner, the Center for Community Transformation (CCT), works in the regions hit hardest by the typhoon, and they are currently mobilizing to provide these communities with immediate help.