Network of Asian American Organizations Emergency Meeting Tonight - 6pm Asian American Resource Center
The Network of Asian American Organizations will hold an emergency meeting this Thursday evening to help raise funds for the victims of the recent typhoon and the massive devastation in the Philippines.
The meeting is schedule Thursday, 6:00 PM at the Asian American Resource Center located at 8401 Cameron Rd Austin, Texas 78754. Please direct any question or comment to Sumit DasGupta, President of NAAO, firstname.lastname@example.org
How Austin Can Aid Philippines Typhoon Survivors
Update (Tuesday): A typhoon being called one of the worst in recorded history has rocked the Philippines, with officials fearing as many as 10,000 people dead and tens of thousands of homes destroyed.
The southeast Asian country is home to nearly 100 million people, and nearly one-in-four families live in poverty. Super-typhoon Haiyan reportedly destroyed between 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path. The destruction has caused many relief organizations to mobilize.
Make a Local Contribution:
Austin-based Circle of Health International works with women in crisis areas to provide access to family, newborn and reproductive care, ensure womens safety and combat sexual assault and sex trafficking.
Circle of Health International founder Sera Bonds recently spoke with KUT about their plans to assist in the Phillipines following typhoon Haiyan.
Texas Flips, the Filipino students association at the University Of Texas at Austin, is accepting relief donations at its annual cultural night event.
The event is Saturday, Nov. 16 at UT's Student Activity Center auditorium, 7 p.m.
National & International Contributions:
UNICEF is airlifting $1.3 million in disaster relief supplies to the Philippines. People can donate through their website or by texting RELIEF to 864233.
International relief organization Oxfam is accepting donations. â€œMaking sure people have clean water, safe sanitation and a roof over their heads is our immediate priority,â€ the group says.
The World Food Programme is sending 44 metric tons of high-energy biscuits to feed 120,000 people. People can donate online or text AID to 27722.
The Philippine Red Cross is accepting donations towards creating a family tracking service.
People send their local American Red Cross a donation check with "Philippines Typhoons and Floods" in the memo line.
The Salvation Army World Service Office is accepting donations to for typhoon aid. The group says it "uses 100 percent of all disaster donations in support of disaster relief operations.
Catholic Relief Services is aiding the government in setting up evacuation centers and potable water supplies.
Save the Children is seeking to protect children and aid families in recovering from the disaster. Ten percent of people's donations will go towards preparing for a future disaster.
World Vision plans to provide blankets and mosquito nets to those at evacuation centers.
Mercy Corps will be sending emergency responders to help victims meet basic human needs.
For Those Affected
Google has created a crisis map where you can see areas affected and evacuation centers.
Viber is a free Internet phone service that is allowing Filipinos to connect with their families.