I'm sure you all have heard by know of the massive destructive forces that has left six central islands in the Philippines devastated. Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda, in the Philippines) hit the islands on Friday, November 8th, taking an estimated 10,000 lives.
Pilipinos for Community Health would like you to join us in our effort to send help. As a community service group that caters to Pilipinos in the local community, PCH does try to do their part on the global scale, especially with the Medical Outreach Banquet and Medical Mission. For those on the UCLA, PCH will be organizing events to help out the survivers of Typhoon Haiyan, so look out for that soon!
During this time of urgency, we urge to you check out the organizations below to see what you and your friends and family can do to send medical aid, relief, and assistance.
The Philippine Red Cross: With 100 local outposts, the Philippines Red Cross is at its capacity to provide aid in Visayas.
The World Food Program: The WFP has already made efforts to help families and children devastated by the storm, but there is still an entire population of people that need food assistance.
Doctors Without Borders: DWB arrived in Visayas merely hours after Haiyan, but the widespread destruction in the area has made mobilizing on the ground difficult.
Many news stations are reporting developments of this catastrophe as they come. Many more organizations are doing their part as well. Please do not hesitate to share your stories and how you plan on helping on this blog. We send you and your families our most sincere thoughts.