Thursday
May
05
2016
3:31 am
Weather
 
  Home
  Local News
  State / National / World
  Sports
  Opinion / Letters
  Business
  Arts / Entertainment
  Lifestyle
  Obituaries
  Calendar
  Submit Event
  Comics / Games
  Classifieds
  DJ Designers
  Archives
  Advertise With Us
  About Us
 
 
 
 
 
Bay Area residents asked to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan
November 09, 2013, 05:00 AM Bay City News Service

Typhoon Haiyan has struck the Philippines and Bay Area residents are stepping up to help the island nation.

The National Alliance for Filipino Concerns regional chapter based in San Francisco is calling for monetary donations to help with relief efforts after the storm reached land Friday morning.

The storm has caused four deaths and has forced the evacuation of at least one million people as winds reach beyond 200 mph. The typhoon affected a large swath of the country from Central Luzon to Northern Mindanao.

Donations will be sent to Visayas Primary Health Care Service, Inc., which is based on the ground in the Visayan region.

Donations for typhoon victims can be made online at http://nafconusa.org/.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee released a statement this afternoon after the storm struck the Philippines.

“The people of the Philippines are in our thoughts and prayers today, and we will continue to support them in the days and months ahead as we learn the true impact caused by Typhoon Haiyan,” he said in the statement.

The mayor's office is encouraging residents to donate money to assist victims. Information about giving to organizations on the ground and working on recovery efforts is available at sfgivesback.org.

 

 

Tags: typhoon, storm, donations, philippines,


Other stories from today:

 

 
Print this Page Print this Page  | 
<< Back
 
 
Return To Archives
 
  


 
 
 
Daily Journal Quick Poll
 
Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, which presidential candidate would be better for the economy?

Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton
Not sure

 

 
 
 
 
 
California raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21
SACRAMENTO — The governor of California has raised the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipp..
Kasich dropping out, AP sources say; Trump on clear GOP path
INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leaving the Republican presidential contest, giving Donald..
Residents evacuated as fires threaten Canada oil sands town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta — A wildfire forced the evacuation of the Canadian oil sands city of Fort M..
Report: Prince was set to meet addiction doctor before death
MINNEAPOLIS — Prince's representatives arranged for the musician to meet a California doctor to he..
More >>  
 
 
  
 
  
 
©2016 San Mateo Daily Journal
San Mateo County help wanted