How You Can Respond to the Typhoon in the Philippines

Posted on November 13, 2013

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Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) struck the Philippines last week and has brought devastation to countless lives. This storm is being compared to a very strong Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of up to 195 miles per hour. For reference, Hurricane Katrina reached sustained winds of 175 miles per hour when it hit the Gulf Coast.

Typhoon Haiyan is billed as one of the most powerful storms to ever make landfall in recorded history. 125,000 people were evacuated and massive destruction is expected. Before Typhoon Haiyan made landfall an organization called Convoy of Hope was preparing their response.Their Global Disaster Response Team had already had emergency food and supplies prepositioned and ready for distribution to survivors. 

When disasters strike, it’s hard to know how to help. Convoy of Hope is an organization that I have worked with and supported for the past two decades. They are trustworthy and show the love and light of Christ in the most practical of ways: food, water and simply being present to meet immediate needs in times of unimaginable disaster.

By donating to Convoy of Hope, you can be a part of helping to bring restoration to a nation crippled by tragedy. Read more for yourself and then prayerfully consider how you can help.

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