By now, I'm sure many of you have already responded and sent help to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda through the numerous charities and organizations providing relief operations to our brothers and sisters in the Visayas and Mindanao.
For those who wish to help some more, we would like to make an appeal in behalf of SOS Children's Village in Tacloban, Leyte. Let's all join hands to rescue and relocate the children as well as to send assistance to help them rebuild their homes.
The following article is from their website:
SOS Children's Village Tacloban suffers damage in typhoon
Nov 09, 2013 07:35 PM
Following an update from our office in the Philippines, we can report that our Children's Village in Tacloban, on the badly affected island of Leyte, has suffered damage in Typhoon Haiyan. All SOS families and Village staff are safe.
Tacloban is located on the island of Leyte, which is currently cut off in the wake of Friday's storm. Despite poor communications, our Children's Village in Tacloban was able to establish contact with our head office in the capital Manila.
We are pleased to report that all SOS families and staff remain unharmed. However, the Children's Village was damaged in the typhoon. Due to the poor communications, we have scant information on the scale of the damage.
Help on its way from other Children's Villages
In spite of the severity of Typhoon Haiyan, all other Children's Villages in the affected region emerged from the storm unscathed. All children and mothers from our locations in Calbayog, Cebu and Iloilo are all safe inside the Villages.
Staff from our Children's Village in Calbayog are currently making the four-hour journey to Tacloban to provide support in Tacloban, as are staff from our Village in Cebu. Tacloban remains largely inaccessible, and all flights between Tacloban and the capital have been cancelled. However, our head office is planning relief so that help can be provided as soon as access is restored.
You can send your donations, monetary and in-kind, to:
SOS Children's Village National Office
Ayala Alabang Village,
Muntinlupa City, M.M.
You may also deposit your monetary donations to any Bank of the Philippine Islands branch.
Account Name: SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES INC.
Account Number: 8293-0178-41 (Savings)
Please do not forget to send a copy of the deposit slip through fax number 850-9654 for proper acknowledgment.
For more inquiries, please contact:
MS. ALEAH B. ORTIZ at 807-0764, 799-3475, 0917-8520189
email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org