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Philippine Typhoon Orphan Relief Fundraiser
Sat, Feb 1, 2014
San Diego, CA
About This Activity
On November 8th, 2013, in a matter of hours, Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever recorded – completely devastated parts of eastern Visayas in the central Philippines.
Super Typhoon Yolanda has made history as one of the most catastrophic storms in world history. If you just turn on your television or look at the paper, you can see the enormity of the devastation.
Mass burials have taken place in pits bigger than olympic size swimming pools with scores of unidentified bodies being interred together, most without any ritual. The devastation has been so incredibly enormous.
Scores of children have lost their families in the storm. There are now hundreds of orphaned children in grave need of homes, shelter, social services, and not to mention, psychological counseling.
We are all aware of the seriousness of the damage and trauma wrought by Typhoon Yolanda to our Filipino brothers and sisters.
Much has been donated by various charities and foreign governments to alleviate the hunger and medical needs of the affected, butthere is still much more that can be done.
The people are very much lacking help in terms of psychosocial interventions especially for the children survivors. The Orphans.
Scores of children who have lost their families in the storm were moved to protective shelters in the Manila area.
They are far from home, without their families, often not speaking the same dialect or language as those that care for them. Their emotional and psychological pain is deeply ingrained.
Asia America Initiative, a non-profit humanitarian organization certified by the Department of Social Welfare [DSWD] has much experience in responding to natural disasters throughout the Philippines.
They are working hard to conduct a psychosocial intervention program for children and families affected byTyphoon Yolanda. This project is dubbed PROJECT PAHIYUM [“Smile” in Visayan language].
I am working with Asia America Initiative along with their partner, International Relief Teams, to raise funds for the orphaned children of Typhoon Yolanda and Project Pahiyum and we need your help!
We can all see the gravity of the people's suffering, and I believe that, NOW more than ever, all of us are called on to do whatever we can to help alleviate their suffering.
I call on you to reach inside your heart and make a contribution to help these children, OUR children. Make a stand for humanity. Together we can change their lives. God bless you!
If you choose not to participate in this event, please consider making a donation anyway. You will make a significant impact in their lives. If you'd like to be contacted after the event to get an update on results and how your contribution helped, please email event organizer at firstname.lastname@example.org
To donate by phone:
Please call the office at International Relief Teams at 619-284-7979 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (PST), on behalf of Nancy Hauschildt: Orphan Relief Fund for AAI.
To donate online:
Please go to (www.irteams.org), there is a “donate now” tab on the left side of the screen. Here you can select from the drop down menu labeled "Typhoon Haiyan Victims”. Then, in the "How did you hear about us" box , write in "Phillipine Orphan Relief on behalf of AAI”. This way, we will know that your donation goes specifically to the orphans.
If you wish, you can also give by monthly donations through International Relief Teams’ direct deposit program:
Your monthly donations to IRT can be automatically deducted from your checking, savings or credit card account. To find out more about this giving option please contact Diana at 619-284-7979 or email@example.com.
Finally, if you want to donate by writing a check, write your check out to: International Relief Teams (put “Philippine Orphan Relief/AAI” in the memo section) and mail to:
International Relief Teams
4560 Alvarado Canyon Road Suite 2G
San Diego, CA 92120-4309
I want to thank you in advance for your generosity and I do hope that I can count on your support to help fulfill our mission to help the innocent victims of Typhoon Yolanda with AAI’s Project Smile (Pahiyum).
Please be aware that all your donations are tax deductible.
Event schedule and times
Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 9am.
Bring the family, kids, strollers and all and lets make a stand for humanity!