Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Shoreline-based World Concern is responding to assist families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which battered the Philippines on Friday, destroying entire communities.
Officials estimate nearly 10 million people are affected by this disaster, and the death toll is rising as more areas become accessible.
Through their Integral Alliance partners on the ground, World Concern will help provide emergency food and supplies to displaced families, as well as psychological support to traumatized children.
“The number of people impacted by this disaster is shocking. Those numbers represent boys and girls, moms and dad – real people who have lost everything and are suffering greatly. Our prayers are with each one and our intent is to bring comfort and relief to them in practical ways,” said World Concern President Jacinta Tegman.
World Concern Deputy Director of Disaster Response Chris Sheach left Seattle Wednesday to travel to the Philippines to help coordinate relief efforts and provide technical support on the ground.
How to Help
Donations can be made online or by calling 1-800-755-5022.