(Manila, The Philippines—November 11, 2013)—The massive devastation caused by typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) turned the eyes of the world towards the Philippines. In this time of unthinkable devastation, various territories and friends of The Salvation Army have joined the Philippine Territory in responding to the need.
Time is another enemy as survivors are succumbing to hunger and diseases. Violence and looting have become rampant. There are those who are losing their minds because of grief and hunger. “The Salvation Army is already responding locally to the immediate needs of the survivors on the Island of Leyte and throughout the other Islands devastated by Typhoon Yolanda” said Colonel Wayne Maxwell, the Territorial Commander. “Temporary accommodation and assistance with food and other urgent supplies is currently underway. Arrangements are being made for the transportation of food, water and medical supplies to Tacloban and for the distribution of these urgent supplies.”
“In addition to this practical support emotional and spiritual counseling are being provided. The effects of this Typhoon will be felt for
months. Your financial support to this work would be sincerely appreciated.”
A team from the Territorial Headquarters in Manila will soon join our officers in the Visayas to conduct relief operations. The Army foresees a series of relief and rehabilitation programs for Tacloban and other affected towns and cities. As of this writing, the disaster team at the International Headquarters is meeting to help the Philippines.
How to Help
The best way to help The Salvation Army serve those affected by this storm is make a monetary contribution.
Give online at https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/typhoonhaiyan
Donations by check (designate “Typhoon Haiyan”) can be mailed to:
Salvation Army World Service Office
International Relief Fund
P.O. Box 418558
Boston, MA 02241-8558
Text to give:
Text TYPHOON to 80888 and reply YES to confirm your donation*.
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About The Salvation Army in The Philippines
The first Protestant preaching of the gospel in The Philippines was undertaken by Major John Milsaps, a chaplain appointed t0 accompany US troops from San Francisco to Manila in July 1898. The advance of The Salvation Army in The Philippines came at the initiative of Filipinos, during the period 1933-37 they commenced meetings in Panay, Luzon, Cebu and Mindanao Islands.