Urgent Need in the Phillippines

Typhoon-Haiyan-2791290Super Typhoon Haiyan, a category 5 storm (perhaps the strongest storm ever recorded) swept through the Philippines on Friday, November 8, causing extensive damage, displacing at least 670,000, and affecting a total of 11.3 million people.  Initial estimated numbers of those killed and injured by the super storm are expected to climb.

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is providing emergency food, water, and water purification tablets to 7,500 individuals (or 1,500 families in Tacloban City in Leyte Province.  The city was devastated by the typhoon and many there have no access to food, water, or medicine.

Donations can be made through Trinity by using a Rainbow Covenant envelope found in the pews and writing Philippines Disaster Response on the blank line.

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