Help bring urgent aid to the Philippines
Norfolk Christian Aid Coordinator, Julian Bryant says that local people can be part of the relief effort in the typhoon-hit Philippines by supporting the DEC Philippines Crisis Appeal, which has so far raised an incredible £30 million due to the generosity of the British public.
Over 11 million people are affected in 9 regions across the Philippines, 2.5 million people need food, over 670,000 people have been forced from their homes and it is impossible to estimate how many have tragically died. Christian Aid’s local partners are working hard to provide affected families with essential items such as food, water, blankets, basic first-aid kits and shelter.
“Many people who have seen the devastation on the TV will want to respond,” Julian said. “£25 will pay for water purification tables for ten families for a month. £50 will provide a family with food for two weeks. £100 will pay for an emergency shelter and bedding for a family. If people can only afford £3 of £5 it will still go to where it’s needed most, so please give via the DEC appeal. Locally, we can also support groups and churches wanting to run their own fundraising events.”
How To Donate:
YOU can help NOW by donating ONLINE to the DEC Philippines Crisis Appeal www.dec.org.uk and the UK government will match donations pound for pound up to the value of £5 million. You can drop off cash at Christian Aid's regional office at the King’s Centre, King St, Norwich.
Text the word DONATE to 70000, to donate £5 to the Disasters Emergency Committee.
Send cheques to:
DEC Philippines Typhoon Appeal
PO Box 999
London EC3A 3AA
DEC stands for Disasters Emergency Committee which brings 14 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis, all collectively raising money to reach those in need quickly.