The Cincinnati American Red Cross chapter
is helping out the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in a number of ways.
Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central
Philippines on November 8, leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake.
With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, Haiyan was the second
category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year.
The typhoon affected 9.5 million people
across 36 provinces. Philippine Red Cross volunteers throughout the region are
reporting significant damage and a growing death toll, while the full extent of
the devastation continues to unfold. Currently, 1,400 evacuation centers are
housing more than 330,000 people left homeless by the storm.
thoughts are with all of those affected by this terrible natural disaster and
the volunteers who are helping," says Trish Smitson, CEO of the Greater
Cincinnati-Dayton Region. "The Red Cross is assisting with Typhoon Haiyan
relief in a number of ways."
The American Red Cross is beginning to
deploy specialists to assist in the assessment and relief efforts. On Sunday, a
disaster volunteer from the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton Region was deployed to
the Philippines to assist in restoration of telecommunication systems.
The American Red Cross is currently
accepting donations to support Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the
Local businesses are working with the Red
Cross to make their contributions to the relief effort. Remke Markets are
giving their customers the option to donate at the check-out line. Customers
who wish to donate must tell their cashier that they want to make a
contribution. All local Remke Markets are participating in this effort.
Businesses may contact the Cincinnati
Chapter for assistance for establishing employee giving programs through online
You can make donations online at Typhoon
Appeal on www.redcross.org or
For continued updates on Typhoon Haiyan
relief efforts, visit redcross.org.