Philippines Disaster Appeal
Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful on record, destroyed thousands of homes as it tracked across central Philippines. Thousands of people are feared dead. Tax-deductible receipts will be sent to Australian donors in the coming month.
Red Cross staff and volunteers are on the ground in the disaster-affected communities, helping people evacuate and providing emergency first aid and relief supplies, such as food, water and shelter.
Intrepid Travel, Peregrine, Geckos, Adventure Tours Australia Group and The Adventure Company have raised over $20,000 from donors that will be matched to make over $40,000 for the Red Cross to use in The Philippines.
Funds raised through this appeal will be used by the Red Cross to:
- Provide emergency relief, rehabilitation and recovery assistance to communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan
- Support water and sanitation, shelter and health initiatives in affected areas
- Send specialist aid workers to assist in initial assessments, relief, recovery and longer term disaster management operations
- Support Red Cross longer term programs and the work of Red Cross Red Crescent partners in the affected areas.
*Up to a maximum of AU$5,000 total per donor. ALL funds will be sent to the Red Cross with any administration costs entirely funded by The Intrepid Group.
Photo Credit: AP. A boy carries relief goods past the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City in Leyte province in central Philippines.