Generous support for the Philipines
Since launching the Philippines Typhoon appeal on Monday, UnitingWorld has received over $30,000 from the generous support of individuals, businesses and congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia.
We are forwarding these funds with immediate effect to the ACT Alliance, of which we are a member, to distribute to agencies on the ground directly involved in relief efforts.
All funds will be used to provide food and water, tents, generators, essential non-food items, blankets, clothing and hygiene kits.
It is currently estimated that over 470,000 people have been displaced from their homes. There is an acute lack of clean water and food for people in nine provinces, where up to nine million people are believed to be affected. Children in particular, are a vulnerable group.
UnitingWorld would like to express deep gratitude to everyone who has generously donated this this appeal so far. The ACT Alliance is calling for USD 15 million to secure the health and safely of millions of people over the coming weeks and months. Any further donations to UnitingWorld’s appeal will go directly towards this program.
Contact Marnie Frost, External Relations Manager for more details 02 8267 4277 MarnieF@unitingworld.org.au