We are beginning to see the extent of damage brought about by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) which hit Central Philippines on November 8-9, 2013. Since the communication lines on the areas are still down and restoration is taking time, the magnitude of the damage and situation is yet to be determined.

But with the limited information available as of this time, what isĀ evident is that many people have lost a loved one, home and property, or source of income. Undeniably, the victims are dependent on the support by other people so they can recover from the devastation brought to them by the typhoon.

You can help by supporting the victims financially or by organizing a fund drive among your family and friends, church communities, and other networks. Our group Small Hands Philippines can help channel your support so it will reach the people who need it the most. We are partnering with Kapatirang Simbahan Para sa Bayan (KASIMBAYAN), a national religious organization with a program on ecumenical disaster response called Damayang Simbahan sa Panahon ng Disaster (DAMBANA).

Here are the suggested goods that you can share: Rice, dried fish, cooking oil, sugar, salt, mongo, water, canned goods, biscuits, clothes, tents, mats, and blankets. We also accept cash and check donations to be directly forwarded to KASIMBAYAN.

Please continue to pray for the Philippines especially the victims. Also pray for the rescue, social, and medical workers who are currently onsite providing moral and logistical support for the victims.

Thank you very much.