Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013 with massive tides and 250 mph wind gusts, causing considerable devastation. Haiyan was one of the largest and most powerful storms ever recorded. Over 10,000 people have lost their lives and hundreds of thousands lost their homes and have no access to clean water and food.

How can you help?

Upcoming Events

Philippine American League's Kapamilya Dinner
When: POSTPONED until next semester
Where: University Union 108
What: Dinner in support of Haiyan relief efforts. PAL welcomes its members and newcomers to enjoy some delicious food with good company at it's annual Kapamilya (Family) Dinner. Come take a break from studying, catch up with your fellow PALs, meet some new PALs, and help us keep the PAL family vibe alive!

UNICEF Weekly Dorm-Storms
When: Every Thursday
Where: TBA
What: Door-to-door bake sales in residential communities all over campus. All proceeds benefit Haiyan relief efforts. 

General Disaster Relief

Organization Name Organization Info Contact Information
Philippine Red Cross Disaster relief and donation management in the Philippines. Website
Salvation Army Cash donations to buy needed supplies for Philippines without shipping charges. Website or $10 donation by texting "TYPHOON" to 80888, and reply "YES".
MercyCorps Survivor assistance and emergency response assistance. Website
National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON) U.S. chapter of a Filipino partnership and relief organization. Separate relief fund. Website
DirectRelief Provides health and poverty relief. Website
United Methodist Church Financial donations to Philippines. Website
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Financial donation distribution to local authorities in Philippines. Website

Health/Medical Aid

Organization Name Organization Info Contact Information
AmeriCares Medical aid and medical relief teams deployed. Website
Oxfam Provides medical relief and shelter to impoverished Filipinos. Website
Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres Medical relief and field hospitals. Website

Food, Water, and Hygiene Aid

Organization Name Organization Info Contact Information
CARE Provides disaster and food aid for residents in impoverished countries. Website or donate by calling 1-800-521-CARE
United Nations World Food Programme Provides hunger relief to affected areas. Website or $10 donation by texting "AID" to 27722
International Rescue Committee Providing water, hygienic supplies, and sanitation. Website or 1-855-9RESCUE
OperationUSA Provides water purification supplies. Website
Convoy of Hope Shipments of canned goods, hygiene supplies, and water filters. Website
Samaritan’s Purse Christian relief organization providing food aid and epidemic relief. Website

Shelter Aid

Organization Name Organization Info Contact Information
Habitat for Humanity Sheltering, home repair, and cleanup. Website
Shelter Box Survival kit with a tent, blankets, basic supplies, and food for displaced families. Website
Catholic Relief Services Provide tarps and temporary shelters. Website
Helping Hand for Relief and Development (HHRD) Muslims for Humanity charity providing money for rebuilding and redeveloping. Website

Children and Family Relief

Organization Name Organization Info Contact Information
UNICEF Medical and basic necessity supplies for children and families in the Philippines. Website or make a $10 donation by texting "RELIEF" to 864233
World Vision Provides disaster relief staff for children affected. Website
Save the Children Assistance and donations to families with children in Philippines. Website or text "DONATE" to 20222.
ChildFund International Relief for children and food aid for families. Website
Caritas Manila Catholic charities providing relief to Manila’s poor families. Website

Upcoming Events

District IV of FIND Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue's 1st Balikbayan Project


November 22nd, 2013


The Balikbayan Project will consist of gathering materials at each school to send over to various parts of the Philippines. This first edition of the project is in response to the devastating super typhoon that recently struck Tacloban; therefore, the materials we are sending are strictly survival-essentials. After D4 member schools have collected materials by the deadline (November 22nd), D4 will round up all the materials and ship it off to a location in the Philippines that is in need, in this case, Tacloban. This is the first of many Balikbayan Projects, so we hope that you can all keep donating meaningful materials throughout your time as members of D4.

Last Updated: 7/30/15