Typhoon Haiyan, One of the Largest storms ever recoreded slammed into thePhilippines on Friday. Sustained winds were 195 mph with gusts reaching 235 mph. Here's information and resources on how you can help:
Text the word AID to 27722 to donate $10 or give on-line at the World Food Program.
Up to date Typhoon Haiyan Information from ifrc.org ...Saving Lives, Changing Minds.
Donate at the American Red Cross
Philipines Emergency Relief donate Here
Help the Children with needed food, medicine, supplies and water at UNICEF.
General Information on Typhoons & Cyclones
Typhoon Preparedness Guide at Weather Philippines
(Monday November 11. 2013) Effective immediately, Hawaiian Telcom is offering all of its residential home phone customers free phone calls to the Philippines Through November 30th, 2013. Also, for customers with Hawaiian Telcom Long Distance service, calls placed to the Philippines going back to November 8th, will not be charged. This program will cover any direct calls to the Philippines. For more information or to choose Hawaiian Telcom as your international long distance provider call: 643-0929.
HAWAII RED CROSS INITIATES FAMILY TRACING SERVICES FOR MISSING PEOPLE IN PHILIPPINES
Honolulu, Hawaii – November 11, 2013: The Hawaii Red Cross has set up a family tracing services hotline for those looking for missing family members in the Philippines. The American National Red Cross has sent two telecommunication specialists and a satellite system to the Philippines but communication is still very limited in the hardest hit communities. Many phones lines are down.
The number to call is 739-8115. Please leave a message with your name and phone number and a caseworker will get back to you. Callers will be asked to give the full name, address, and telephone number of the missing person. The Hawaii Red Cross will forward inquiries to the American National Red Cross which is working with the Philippine Red Cross to locate family members.
“We know that some Hawaii residents are worried about trying to reach their loved ones. It may take days or even weeks to make contact because communication lines in the Philippines have been severely compromised in some areas. We ask for everyone’s patience as we try to help in their search,” said Coralie Matayoshi, Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter. “Those who wish to donate to help those in need can mail a check to our office made payable to “American Red Cross” and indicate in the memo line “Philippine Typhoon” (for Philippines response specifically) or “Pacific Typhoon” (affecting Philippines, Vietnam, etc.). They can also go to redcross.org or call 1-800-REDCROSS. For corporate or larger community fundraising events, please call 739-8133.