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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

An Update from the Philippines

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You can help provide mercy and love to families in the Philippines affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan!


Just before dawn last Friday, Super Typhoon Haiyan roared onshore with wind gusts up to 235 mph, waves up to 45 feet in some areas, and nearly 16 inches of rainfall.

The death toll is mounting. It is currently estimated that this storm, the most powerful cyclone of the past three decades, has killed nearly 10,000 people.

Residents rush to safety past a fallen tree during strong winds brought by Typhoon Haiyan that hit Cebu city, central Philippines.

REUTERS/Erik De Castro, courtesy trust.org

If you have already donated, thank you for your support! Please continue to pray for those who have lost loved ones, for those who are injured, and for those who have been displaced by this terrible storm. Please also pray for LWR's staff who are responding and serving those in need.

LWR has more than 25 years of experience in the Philippines, and we have mobilized our staff and resources on the ground to provide life-saving support. This includes:

  • Shelter: LWR will provide shelter repair kits to at least 100,000 families.
  • Cash programs: LWR will employ at least 20,000 people in three municipalities of Northern Cebu in short-term work assignments removing debris from public spaces, helping to get cash into the hands of those who need it.
  • Quilts and Kits: LWR is shipping Personal Care Kits, Baby Care Kits, School Kits and Quilts, which will be distributed to more than 26,000 families.

Please give generously today. For this immediate response, we are seeking $2.5 million in support. Your support will help provide urgently needed care and aid to surviving children, women and men.


With gratitude,

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Jeff Whisenant
Interim President and CEO

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