How to help donate for Typhoon Haiyan relief - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

How to help donate for Typhoon Haiyan relief

Posted: Updated:

Last week Typhoon Haiyan devastated the Philippines and they are expecting a death toll of nearly 10,000 people, and still thousands more are missing. Authorities reported at least 4 million people nationwide were affected by the powerful storm and 23,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Aid to the storm hit area are in the works and many organizations are seeking help for those in need.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel over the weekend directed the U.S. Pacific Command to support American Humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the typhoon. With the storm hitting China today, many are expecting the damages in the Pacific Ocean from this storm to increase.

Now although here in Montana we are over 7,000 miles away from the devastation in the Philippines there are still many ways we can help.

Organizations like UNICEF and Save the Children are setting up funds helping with the relief efforts and the American Red Cross has sent specialists to the Philippines to assess the damages and are now accepting donations.

Anna Fernández-Gevaert Communications Director at Red Cross Montana says "The best thing that people in Montana can do is to send financial support to the Red Cross, if they want to designate their donations to specifically for the Philippines typhoon they should mark that in the memo section of their check"

The American Red Cross also wants to let those people know who are looking for family, remember phones are down in the Philippines, if you are unable to reach anyone to call 1-800-272-6668, for the family tracing case line, they will then put a trace on a missing family member.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

    UPDATE: Fire at Silverwood caused by cigarette

    Friday, August 29 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 18:35:38 GMT
    ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire.
    ATHOL, Idaho - After a thorough investigation into the fire that closed a portion of Silverwood Theme Park last weekend, investigators with the Timberlake Fire Protection District say it was most likely an improperly discarded cigarette that started the fire. The fire happened on August 24th, around 2:00pm in a restroom at the Boulder Beach Water park. The water park was evacuated while crews worked to put the flames out. 
  • PHOTOS: Zombies In Downtown Spokane!

    PHOTOS: Zombies In Downtown Spokane!

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:45:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In case you missed the first week of production for "Z Nation" in downtown Spokane, we wanted to share the photos we captured of the Zombies we could see lingering around, outside the KHQ station. Filming for the SyFy network's 'Z Nation' is underway! We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt over to the set to get up close and personal.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - In case you missed the first week of production for "Z Nation" in downtown Spokane, we wanted to share the photos we captured of the Zombies we could see lingering around, outside the KHQ station. Filming for the SyFy network's 'Z Nation' is underway! We sent our photographer Reed Schmitt over to the set to get up close and personal.
  • Identity Revealed in Fatal

    Identity Revealed in Fatal

    The identity of the person killed in a car accident early on Saturday morning has been released.
    The identity of the person killed in a car accident early on Saturday morning has been released.
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.