Molly Bull, Senior Communications Manager, Microsoft Disaster Response
We extend our sympathies to the many people who have been impacted by Cyclone Phailin which made landfall in southeastern India on Saturday, October 12th, as a Category IV.
The Microsoft Disaster Response team continues to monitor the situation to assess how technology can help with relief efforts.
We extend our appreciation to the many nonprofit organizations who
are actively responding to Cyclone Phailin. For those who are in a
position to offer support, we are maintaining a log of
organizations that are providing aid to those impacted.
To support disaster response efforts, donors are being asked to
support humanitarian organizations that are operating in India. A Virtual Aid Drive
has been set up for this purpose. The funds raised by the drive will
help to procure items needed within India, and will help support the
local economy and ensure that goods are delivered in the timeliest
manner to people in need.
International relief organizations like Save the Children, CARE, Catholic Relief Services and Aidmatrix
are working to procure items within India that displaced families need
most, such as first aid kits, tents, food, mosquito nets, and more.
In-kind donations can only be made within India at this time. If you
live within India, and wish to make an in-kind donation, an option is
through the Aidmatrix NeedsFeed.
Other nonprofit organizations responding to Cyclone Phailin:
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the people affected by Cyclone
Phailin, and we will continue to provide support and information where