It’s been just shy of three weeks since one of the strongest typhoons on record struck the Philippines. Haiyan, or Yolanda as the storm was known locally, forced more than four million Filipinos from to leave their homes and killed thousands more.
The UN estimates that more than 13 million people have been affected by the typhoon and overall recovery will take years of support. Thanks to your gifts and GlobalGiving’s own extraordinary $10,000 donation, we intend to be there every step of the way.
Here’s what we’re doing with the funds you’ve donated:
Recovery from Haiyan will not simply be about handing out food and rebuilding homes. Survivors need our support across all areas of their lives. With your support, we’ll be there to provide that support and ensure that survivors are empowered to lead their own recovery.
If you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donations in the Philippines, please don’t hesitate to email Emma@IDVolunteers.org. We would be delighted to answer any questions you might have.
We hope that, this Thanksgiving you take a little extra joy in the knowledge that Haiyan survivors are thankful for you!
Happy Thanksgiving, and we wish you all the best!
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