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The Salvation Army in The Philippines Remains at the Heart of Typhoon Response
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The Salvation Army in The Philippines is increasing its collaboration with other agencies to provide help to the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan who need the most urgent assistance. A “cluster coordination system” has been set up to ensure that all agencies are working together, and The Salvation Army is working within the system, attending “cluster” meetings that address logistics, health, food, shelter, non-food items (NFI) and protection.

The programme of support to people evacuating from Tacloban Airport is continuing to assist up to 1,000 people every day. At cluster meetings the potential for human trafficking was highlighted as an immediate concern, so a registration facility has been set up in a tent at the airport, with The Salvation Army given a tent next to this at which it will provide refreshments and sandwiches.

The emergency response team in Tacloban is currently identifying the areas for its first big distribution. Much of the 54 tons of food, water and medical supplies which have been gathered in Manila. The first truckload of supplies – enough for 550 families – is expected to be delivered to the Island of Leyte today. Consideration is also being given to an additional food project for the areas outside of Tacloban that haven't received support. With transport continuing to be a major issue, enquiries are being made in Cebu to purchase food and other items, along with a truck to transport the supplies to Leyte. A warehouse owned by a church will be used for storage – a vital element in the process.


Please Help Us to Help and Pray for Those Who Have Been Devastated by This Calamity.

1. Bank Accounts. Please directly deposit donations into following bank accounts:

HSBC:

143-2-013116

Bank of East Asia:

515-40-400333-1

Bank of China:

012-878-1-044486-6

Hang Seng Bank:

385-094180-001


2. Cheque:
Please make cheque payable to “The Salvation Army” and write “Philippines Typhoon” on the back, and send to “Donor Services Team, Community Relations Department, The Salvation Army, 11 Wing Sing Lane, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong”.


3. Online Donation or Download Donation Form


For donation enquiries, please call 2783 2323.

 

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