Thursday, November 14, 2013

TechSoup - Typhoon Haiyan: How to Help with Recovery Efforts

Philippine Red Cross Water Station
Relief organizations and first-responders are mobilizing to provide aid to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Organizations are working tirelessly on the ground to provide clean water, first aid, food, and shelter to those impacted. We've compiled a list of organizations to which you can donate to support these efforts as well as some disaster recovery resources. The staff at TechSoup Global is keeping all those affected by the devastating typhoon in our thoughts as we work to support recovery efforts. 

Donate to Organizations Providing Relief

  • The Philippine Red Cross is on the ground providing relief to those in affected areas. The PRC accepts donations via PayPal or through UShare on its website.
  • All Hands Volunteers is currently measuring the damage in the Philippines and determining the number of volunteers to send to the region. To help these efforts, you can donate directly to All Hands or apply to volunteer with the effort. 
  • Caritas Australia, an organization dedicated to fighting poverty and providing disaster relief, is working on providing clean water, sanitation, and household relief. 
  • Oxfam International's disaster relief teams are assessing the extent of the damage in the Philippines and deploying water and sanitation materials. Donations help scale up these response efforts.
  • Unicef is providing water, hygiene supplies and child-friendly spaces in evacuation centers to help families recover.    
  • Help Habitat for Humanity re-build the Philippines after Haiyan destroyed over 3,438 houses (as of November 10).
  • The mGive Foundation is collecting donations from U.S. wireless subscribers. Text "AID" to 80108 to give a $10 donation.
  • Network for Good curated a list of charities providing aid to people in the Philippines.  You can easily donate to one or multiple charities via an online form.
  • Doctors Without Borders has deployed emergency teams to bring care to people affected by the typhoon.
  • Aidmatrix has set up a Virtual Aid Drive to help to procure items needed within the Philippines, and is helping ensure that goods are delivered rapidly to people in need. Through their site you can also direct your donation to one of the many organizations working in the Philippines.
  • GlobalGiving has compiled a list of organizations and projects you can donate to.
  • Focusing Philanthropy has recommended Gawad Kalinga as a local relief organization. 

Other Relief Resources

  • Want to help in a different way? MicroMappers, a "microtasking" service, lets users tag tweets and photos to help the United Nations Office of for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in its relief efforts after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. 
  • Google Person Finder has launched a Typhoon Yolanda page to help people locate missing family or friends. There's also a Google Crisis Map that provides information regarding evacuation and relief.
  • TechSoup's The Resilient Organization: A Guide for Disaster Planning and Recovery can help your organization prepare for any situation and recover faster so you can support your mission.
  • One of the quickest ways to seek relief or find more information in times of disaster is by way of a mobile app.  
  • TechSoup's donor partner Esri published an interactive map of the typhoon to support disaster relief agencies.
  • After Hurricane Sandy, we compiled a list of general IT safety tips to help you recover hardware and IT equipment after a disaster.
Read the full story on TechSoup

Image: Philippine Red Cross
Story written by Ginny Mies is a Content Curator at TechSoup Global.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for doing this list on how to help the survivors of the disaster.
    -Australia Business News