Philippines Disaster: Opportunities to Help

Learn about how you can help the families and victims of Typhoon Haiyan.

A young survivor carries a bag of rice from a warehouse which they stormed due to shortage of food at Typhoon Haiyan-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) A young survivor carries a bag of rice from a warehouse which they stormed due to shortage of food at Typhoon Haiyan-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte province, central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Many of us have heard the news surrounding the impact of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Our thoughts are with the families and victims of this tragedy. In understanding our campus community’s ties to the Philippines and desire to be of assistance, below are some resources of value.

Philippine Red Cross
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
CARE
Catholic Relief Services
World Vision
Action Against Hunger
Shelter Box
Salvation Army

                                           
More ways to get involved are listed in this Huffington Post article.

Please remember when working with any organization, it’s a good idea to make sure it is a legitimate and verified group. Sites such as Guidestar and Charity Navigator can help you determine if organizations are established and where their funding goes.

As more resources become available, Rollins Relief will continue to provide our campus with information.

In closing, we’d like to leave you with this quote from a distinguished Rollins alumnus:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers - so many caring people in this world.” — Fred Rogers  Rollins '51

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