Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund

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Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund
Photo: Asia America Initiative
Photo: Asia America Initiative

Thank you for your generous donation to GlobalGiving’s Super Typhoon Rai/Odette Relief Fund. Since launching our response to the typhoon in mid-December, we have raised nearly $500,000 to support our strong network of vetted nonprofit partners in the Philippines. 

To date, we have made $125,000 in emergency grants to 13 partners—the majority registered and based in the Philippines. We made $50,000 of those flexible emergency grants to five trusted partners in the first two weeks alone!

Here is a short description of the work you’ve supported so far through your generosity: 

  • Centre for Disaster Preparedness Foundation has worked with communities and underserved groups for almost two decades to create plans, programs, and policies in response to the climate crisis. The organization is working across communities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao that are less likely to receive support from other first responders and relevant agencies. It is providing mental health and counseling support, food and water, and temporary shelter to impacted communities.
  • Las Piñas Persons with Disability Federation, founded in 2009, advocates for the rights of persons with disabilities in the Philippines. It has more than 10,000 members across the country. In response to the typhoon, it is providing direct financial assistance and technical support through its local networks across southern Visayas.
  • Citizens’ Disaster Response Center (CDRC), organized in 1984, serves the most disaster-affected and underserved communities in the Philippines through preparedness, mitigation, and emergency relief and long-term recovery programs. Through its extensive network, CDRC has provided emergency relief supplies (food packs, hygiene kits, and shelter kits) to communities in Cebu, Surigao City, Bacolod, Palawan, and Southern Leyte.

  • Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (SIBAT), established as a network of rural and national organizations in 1984, is providing emergency relief in the form of food packs, medicine, and temporary shelter to impacted communities on Bohol Island.

  • Asia America Initiative, a vetted GlobalGiving partner for 10 years, is working in hard-hit, isolated communities of northern Mindanao, southern Visayas, and Cebu. The organization has reached thousands of impacted families with basic necessities like water, food, and hygiene kits.

  • OISCA International has worked on Negros Island in the silk/sericulture production industry for two decades. The typhoon damaged all of the organization’s production machinery, its training facilities, and almost 80% of local farmers’ silkworm-rearing facilities. The organization is now repairing the damaged production facilities and is directly supporting local silk farmers who lost their livelihoods.

  • The Bicycle Scouts Project, a Filipino-led social platform for cyclists created after Typhoon Yolanda in 2013, has mobilized its members to serve as frontline responders. They are delivering critical supplies, medical aid, and information in hard-to-reach communities impacted by the storm.

  • FundLife International is providing in-kind support to communities across Cebu. It has distributed clean drinking water, solar lights, and emergency food kits.

  • WONDER Foundation’s partner, Banilad Center for Professional Development in Cebu City, lost part of its school in the storm. Many of its students were also left homeless. WONDER Foundation immediately began raising funds and coordinating support to rebuild the school and get emergency supplies to impacted students.

  • Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation is providing emergency aid supplies to more than 3,000 families in Surigao, Southern Leyte, Cebu, Negros, Bohol, and Palawan.

  • Green Releaf Initiative is partnering with six local organizations based in several highly impacted areas, including Siargao, Bohol, Cebu, Negros, and Southern Leyte. Through its network of partners, the organization is supporting the rapid upscaling of emergency community kitchens. The organization is also working with local partners to create emergency gardens.

  • Global Peace Festival Foundation Philippines is serving 150 impacted families on Siargao Island, one of the places devastated by the storm. It is providing food, medicine, water purifiers, solar lights, and more.

  • A-PAD KOREA (Asia Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management) is a trans-national disaster aid alliance that works to facilitate cooperation and understanding between governments, private companies, and nonprofits in the Asia-Pacific region. Through its network, the organization is distributing food packs, hygiene kits, and temporary housing in the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

The need remains enormous for impacted communities across the Philippines. In the months ahead, we will share another update as our partners’ incredible work continues. We are committed to providing ongoing support to those most affected by the typhoon—long after the media coverage ends. And you are helping us do that.

Thank you again for supporting community-led disaster recovery.

With gratitude, 

Chase + the GlobalGiving Team

Photo: FundLife International
Photo: FundLife International
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About GlobalGiving’s Disaster Response

When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.

We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.

They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.

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