On 9 November, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines killing thousands of people and leaving millions struggling in its aftermath. Rotary extends its sympathy to those affected by the storm and stands ready to come to the aid of the more than 21,000 Philippine Rotarians and the communities they serve.
We have reached out to district governors in the affected areas to determine what type of support will be most effective. Updates will be made available as information is received.
Rotary partner ShelterBox has committed aid for 4,000 families in the Philippines in the form of emergency shelter and other relief assistance. The charity organization welcomes help from Rotary members to identify need and provide support. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When organizing disaster relief efforts – at home or internationally – we encourage you to work with experienced emergency relief organizations to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the disaster.