Super Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on the morning of November 8 as one of the world’s most powerful storms on record to make landfall. The Category 5 typhoon made landfall near Leyte Province in Eastern Visayas Region causing massive destruction and loss of life. The storm hit with wind gusts up to 235 mph, nearly 16 inches of rainfall and waves up to 45 feet in some areas.
An estimated 675,000 people are currently displaced, including nearly 400,000 people in more than 1,300 evacuation centers. Reports indicate that approximately 10,000 people may have died as a result of the storm in Tacloban municipality alone.
Lutheran World Relief’s Philippines staff are coordinating with our partners to mobilize staff and resources to respond to the most urgent needs.
How You Can Help:
- Pray for those affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan and for all who are working to respond in the aftermath of the storm.
- Give to the Philippines Typhoon fund. Your cash donations help LWR respond quickly to emerging needs on the ground. LWR accepts gifts online, by phone at 800.597.5972 or by mail at Lutheran World Relief, P.O Box 17061, Baltimore MD 21297-1061
- Assemble Quilts and Kits so that we have stock to respond to this and other emerging situations around the world.
- Visit the Lutheran World Relief website to keep informed, download resources, and follow the relief efforts on social media.