ACC International Relief has launched a Disaster Relief Appeal to help communities and people affected by the recent Philippines Typhoon.
Super typhoon Haiyan destroyed about 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path as it tore through Leyte province earlier this month. It is estimated that there are over 4,000 people dead, and around 4 million people displaced. The total number of affected people is believed to be over 13 million.
We are appealing to all people, especially those in the ACC church network, to offer much needed financial assistance.
Funds raised will assist the local Filipino community, primarily in the Tacloban region who have been affected by the Typhoon. At present their situation is desperate and they urgently need access to food, shelter and clean water.
Funds raised will be distributed through local Filipino community leaders and other organisations who are currently on the ground in the Tacloban area and are in a position to provide food, temporary shelter and water to those in need. Funds will also be used to assist in rebuilding the livelihoods of those affected.
ACCIR will be partnering with the New Life Church Network in the Philippines, who have several properties located in affected areas. One building has currently been turned into an evacuation centre, and is sheltering around 200 people. ACCIR has directed $10,000 to provide essential resources for this shelter to continue operating, and to meet the needs of people currently residing there.
In the unlikely event of this appeal being oversubscribed, surplus funds will be redirected towards a similar relief or community development project.
Image sourced from The Australian.