Friday, December 20, 2013

Compassion in the Philippines

With the craziness, excitement and anticipation of Christmas, we may have forgotten about those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines earlier this year. They still need our help. Let's not forget them when it comes to our thoughts, prayers and giving. Take a couple minutes to watch this short video about Compassion's work and response in the area that was affected.

Long Journey of Relief for the Philippines from Compassion International on Vimeo.

And here is the info from Compassion's donation page on their website...

The damage from Super Typhoon Haiyan has proven to be widely destructive.
The typhoon, which hit the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8, is being reported as one of the strongest storms recorded to hit the planet.
Nearly 6,500 Compassion assisted children have been affected.
These children and families are in need of ongoing help. While it has been some time since the storm hit, the road to recovery will take time and effort.
This is where Compassion, with your help, steps in.
Compassion has been working in the Philippines through the church since 1977. Currently we partner with over 340 churches. In times like these, mobilizing the church is the best answer.
Urgent Aid Dispersed Through Compassion
Because of our church partnerships in the Philippines, we are working with them to provide the following to Compassion assisted children and their families:
  • emergency food provision
  • medicine and first aid kits
  • emergency shelter such as tents
  • blankets
  • basic clothing
  • urgently needed hygiene items
The damage is still massive and we need your help to continue providing relief to Compassion assisted children in need.
Compassion’s Disaster Relief Fund
When you give to this fund, you help Compassion provide the relief, recovery, and rehabilitation that is vital to restore Compassion assisted children and their families affected by this massive storm.
Your gift makes possible interventions such as:
  • emergency food and water, temporary shelters, personal items, cooking utensils, trauma counseling and spiritual support
  • replacing clothing, school supplies and household items
  • restoring supplies a family needs for earning income
  • providing continued counseling and support as needed
*Any money raised above the amount needed in the Philippines will be used by the general Disaster Relief Fund to help other children and families affected by disasters.


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