SOURCE: Children InternationalSUMMARY:
You can help by donating to provide relief to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Donate Now.DESCRIPTION:
Kansas City, MO, November 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Food, water and medical necessities are still in short supply in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan.
Teams of Children International responders are providing assistance on the ground distributing food, water and essential items to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan, as staff from Children International’s headquarters in the United States join the organization’s professional staff of 200 in the Philippines in response to the growing critical needs.
Children International’s president Jim Cook said, “Our staff in the Philippines are working tirelessly to provide assistance to those in need. The area hit by the typhoon is reeling as we have all seen, and we are committed to assisting the families and children who so desperately need help.”
You can help by donating to provide relief to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Donate Now.
Children International’s Award-Winning Crisis Response History in the Philippines
Over the years, Children International has implemented various disaster-recovery efforts in the typhoon-prone country, running the spectrum from disaster-preparedness training and drills to providing permanent housing for families who were forced to resettle after their houses were buried under mudslides.
Last year, Children International Philippines of the Bicol region received the Best Civil Society Organization on Humanitarian Assistance by the Republic of the Philippines National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. As a result of receiving the award for three consecutive years, Children International also received the Hall of Fame Award in recognition of its work in disaster relief. In addition, Country Director Pio Salvador received special recognition for his “invaluable contribution in the field of disaster risk reduction and management.”
About Children International
Children International prepares children and youth to escape the traps of poverty by supporting their critical needs, building resilience, and engaging them in transformative activities. Children International accomplishes this by providing crucial benefits and compassionate care through easily accessible, modern community centers. Children International’s presence, programs and supporters have a positive impact on children, youth, families and communities; provide protection; encourage self-sufficiency; and serve as catalysts for change.
For more information about Children International, visit www.children.org.
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