In the morning on November 8, 2013, Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, which made it one of the most powerful storms to do so. It made landfall near Leyte Province in the Eastern Visayas region and caused massive destruction and loss of life. Local officials have estimated that loss of life could reach 10,000 people with an estimated 13.2 million affected by the typhoon.
Currently Lutheran World Relief is coordinating with local partners, international agencies and the United Nations to provide support, which includes clean water, debris removal through a cash-for-work program, shelter, Quilts and personal hygiene items.
As an immediate response, LWR will send 4 containers of Quilts, Personal Care Kits, Baby Care Kits and School Kits.
Estimated number of recipients: 16,729
Partner Name: Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc
Departure date: January 14, 2014
Distribution dates: March 14-21, 2014
Latest: Distribution is complete!